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Ruhr Park

More than 150 stores on 116,000 square meters and around 4,500 free parking spaces, plus popular trend brands: Ruhr Park Bochum is one of the most popular shopping centers in the Ruhr area and is also the largest open-air shopping center in Germany, located in the middle of the metropolitan area of the most densely populated German state.


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The mall in Bochum, in the heart of the Ruhr area, offers an extraordinary shopping and leisure experience. This second oldest shopping center in the Federal Republic opened as early as 1964. It is one of the first generation of shopping centers built on the US-American model. A special highlight: it is the largest of its kind under the open sky in Germany. On sunny days, visitors enjoy a stroll in the fresh air; when it rains, the partially covered walkways offer protection.

In addition to the large variety in more than 150 stores, the approximately 10 million visitors to the Ruhr Park every year can look forward to many other exciting attractions: The high-quality gastronomy on offer in the “Via Bartolo” and among others exclusive restaurants such as “The Ash” and “L’Osteria”, the multiplex UCI with 14 large movie theaters connected to the grounds as well as the adjacent sauna and wellness area “Medi Therme” tempt visitors again and again to visit the Ruhr Park grounds. Visitors stay here for an average of over 1.5 hours.

The direct connection to Bochum city center and the busy A40 Autobahn contribute to a particularly high visitor frequency. Despite the central location, there are extensive green spaces and sufficient parking facilities.

4-star label guarantees high quality standard

The youngest visitors also get their share of fun at Ruhr Park: Every first Saturday of the month, the mascot “Shoppy” comes by and it does not only keep the kids happy. Those who can’t get enough of the plush furry squirrel can get their own copy of the little rodent at the reception. Parents also benefit from extraordinary services such as a baby stroller rental service and a baby lounge, including baby emergency equipment. Thus a day in one of the most renowned shopping centers in Germany becomes an experience for the whole family!

Because of the excellent service quality, the modern shopping mall has been awarded the coveted 4-star label of Management für Immobilien AG, which the Höfe am Brühl, Minto and Munich’s Pasing Arcaden also display in their logo.

Attention-grabbing promotion opportunities

All this makes Ruhr Park the ideal presentation area for brands that want to attract a lot of interest and attention to their products. Above all, the promenade-like, roofed pedestrian zone in the outdoor area ensures a high degree of feel good factor for the visitors – thus retailers, companies, caterers and businesses are guaranteed to receive the desired attention within the framework of their brand and product staging.

Read here how, for example, the German Red Cross (DRK) was able to attract special attention with a great pop-up campaign in Ruhr Park!

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Opening hours:

Monday to Thursday + Saturday: from 10 am to 8 pm

From 10 am to 9:30 pm