If you missed The Gates in Central Park, the Wrapping of the Reichstag in Berlin and the encasement of The Pont Neuf bridge in Paris, then you might want to take a trip to Oberhausen, Germany to play catch up with Christo.
The world-reknown artist has created a new work called Big Air Package, a monument to space that's made up of 6,250 cubic feet of air wrapped in translucent fabric and tied with rope. It's the largest envelope of nothingness without an internal skeleton known to mankind. The sculpture will fill The Gasometer, a landmarked industrial structure erected in 1927 and decommissioned at the end of World War II that formerly served as a gas storage facility and is now a featured attraction of the European Route of Industrial Heritage.
Christo's sculpture, a temporary installation, can be reached by flying into the Düsseldorf International Airport and traveling by car or bus to the site. Trains from the IC/EC/ICE train stations are also convenient to Oberhausen. Audio guides and personal guided tours are available.
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, March 16-December 30, 2013
Book tickets online through RUHR.TOURISMS
Adults: 9 Euros
Family ticket (2 adults and a maximum of 5 children up to 17 years of age): 20 Euros
Elizabeth Boyle is T+L's photo editor.