The stadium of Oberhausen is situated near to the Rhine-Herne Canal. Rhine-Herne Canal is a 45.6 kilometer long transportation canal in the Ruhr area of Nordrhein-Westfalen with five canal locks. The canal was built over a period of eight years (1906 -1914) and connects the harbor in Duisburg on the Rhine with the Dortmund-Ems Canal, following the valley of the Emscher. It was widened in the 1980s. Its quite fun to walk along some of it if you like the water !!