The Westfield Centro comprises two levels of shops, © Tourismus NRW e.V.

West­field Centro in Ober­hausen: more than just shop­ping

Sea Life, Leg­o­land, a wa­ter­park and ad­ven­ture park com­plete your en­joy­able shop­ping ex­per­i­ence

West­field Centro - a leis­ure para­dise: loc­ated on the site of the former Gute­hoffnung­shütte is Europe’s largest shop­ping centre, an aquar­i­um and much more.

Situated in Oberhausen’s Neue Mitte district, the figures for the huge Westfield 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 Westfield 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, Westfield Centro is more than just a shopping centre: 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 Westfield 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.

Opening hours:
Westfield Centro in Oberhausen:
Monday - Saturday: 10 am – 8 pm

Abenteuer Park (Adventure Park):
Summer season (beginning in March) open daily from 11 am


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As the largest shopping center in Europe, Westfield Centro can be entered via several entrances, © Tourismus NRW e.V.
The Westfield Centro promenade is a real attraction, © Tourismus NRW e.V.
Over 250 national and international stores can be used for shopping, © Tourismus NRW e.V.
In the Coca Cola Oasis, guests can take a break, eat and drink, © Tourismus NRW e.V.
Signposts provide orientation on the 830,000 square meter site, © Tourismus NRW e.V.
The Legoland Discovery Center is right next to a Ferris wheel on the promenade, © Tourismus NRW e.V.
The bus station serves as a central transport hub, © Tourismus NRW e.V.
The Rudolf Weber Arena is a venue for concerts and shows of all kinds, © Tourismus NRW e.V.

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