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Palais Vest

An ultra-modern building between medieval buildings – in the middle of the city center of Recklinghausen, Palais Vest opened its doors in 2014. Surrounded by the historic Wallring, the main traffic artery consisting of Kaiser-, Herzogs- and Grafenwall, the shopping center offers 40,000 square meters of retail space with 120 stores of international brands.


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Palais Vest is one of the most modern shopping centers in Germany and one of the most attractive shopping locations in the Metropole Ruhr. The center not only offers visitors an attractive mix of different areas of business, but is also a role model in terms of sustainability: the BREEAM certificate (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Methodology) and the platinum award of the DGNB (German Sustainable Building Council) attest Palais Vest an “excellent” building and “outstanding” building management as well as environmentally friendly construction and exemplary energy balance.

Customers from a large region

Five minutes walking distance from the main station and located directly in the pedestrian zone, the shopping palace is the destination of many Recklinghausen residents. The center is especially popular with families with children, who can combine their visit to the playground in Erlbruchpark and Dr.-Helene-Kuhlmann-Park directly opposite with their shopping. Employees of various authorities such as the town hall, district court, tax office or police headquarters, whose offices are located in the immediate vicinity, are also welcome.

But the proximity of Palais Vest to the station is also attracts an increasing number of leisure shoppers from outer districts and commuters from Oer-Erkenschwick, Marl, Herten and Herne, for whom the center is the closest compared to the shopping city of Essen or the Ruhr Park Bochum. The center can be reached quickly and easily with around 20 bus and train lines for visitors from all parts of the city and in the direction of Münster, Haltern am See and Essen. A visit to Ruhr Park Bochum, which is less than half an hour’s drive away, can also be combined with Palais Vest.

In addition to the good transport connections, the spacious multi-storey parking lot also offers around 970 parking spaces for motorists who want to shop in a relaxed manner with no long walking distances.  Sporty visitors who do their daily shopping or plan a bicycle tour through the Ruhr metropolis will also find spaces for bicycles in front of the building.

Broad range of products and services and strong customer loyalty

Whether shoes, jewelry or a trendy haircut – Palais Vest offers a wide selection of stores and services. In addition to fashionable brands for clothing & Co. like Esprit, Eterna and Foot Locker, weekly shopping at Kaufland, Kamps and DM can be done on the lower floors. Electronics and sports enthusiasts will find what they are looking for in numerous specialty stores such as MediaMarkt and JD Sports as well as an exclusive FC Schalke 04 Shop.

Regular customers of Palais Vest are rewarded: Through numerous voucher and discount campaigns and a loyalty program via a smartphone app, which promises customers free parking on Thursday afternoons, the palace regularly attracts many loyal visitors.

Royal buying and selling options

The name Palais Vest says it all: High-quality product ranges can be presented in a suitable atmosphere here. The center’s modern but decorative interior provides a stage for fashionable, innovative and traditional brands and products and offers a special shopping experience.

Temporary exhibitions, advertising campaigns and pop-up stores also have their impact in Recklinghausen’s popular shopping center. Thanks to its city-center location, numerous surrounding rural residential areas, and walk-in as well as regular customers, Palais Vest has a wide reach.

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Opening hours Monday to Saturday:
from 10 am to 8pm