Centro in Oberhausen: more than just shopping
Sea Life, Legoland, a waterpark and adventure park complete your enjoyable shopping experience
Centro - a leisure paradise: located on the site of the former Gutehoffnungshütte is Europe’s largest shopping centre, a music hall, an aquarium and much more.
Situated in Oberhausen’s Neue Mitte district, the figures for the huge Centro shopping and leisure centre speak for themselves: the centre boasts more than 220 national and international stores, around 190,000 square metres of retail space across two floors and more than 20 restaurants along the Centro promenade, all situated under one 830,000-square metre roof.
This makes Centro in Oberhausen the largest shopping and leisure centre in Europe and Germany's largest shopping centre. In addition, 14,000 parking spaces are available to guests free of charge. The shopping centre has excellent public transport links and is only a few minutes’ travel from the Oberhausen Central train station by bus or tram.
However, Centro is more than just a shopping centre: located in the immediate vicinity of Centro is an amusement park for families with children, offering a respite from shopping with rides, watercourses and artificial lakes. The Metronome Theater at Centro constantly plays host to famous musical productions. Just around the corner is Germany's largest freshwater and salt-water aquarium, Sea Life Oberhausen. The Aquapark, a swimming pool whose spectacular design is reminiscent of the district’s strong tradition as a mining region, and Legoland Discovery Centre are especially inviting to young families.
As a symbol of the city and an emblem of structural change, the Gasometer Oberhausen is also worth a visit, and is situated within easy walking distance. Built in 1929 and 117 metres high, this former coke oven gas storage facility is one of the most unusual and the tallest exhibition hall in Europe today.
At the Ruhr Visitor Centre on the grounds of Centro, visitors can get information about the entire Ruhr metropolis as Oberhausen’s central location provides an ideal starting point for a tourist excursion through the region with all its industrial heritage attractions. The area where Centro is located was originally used as an industrial site itself. In 1992 the blast furnaces of ThyssenKrupp AG were demolished to create what today is the leisure paradise of Centro.
CentrO in Oberhausen:
Monday - Saturday: 10 am – 8 pm
Thursday: 10 am – 9 pm
Abenteuer Park (Adventure Park):
Summer season (beginning in March) open daily from 11 am