Westpark
Photo: City of Bochum, Presse- und Informationsamt

Westpark

An element of the inner-city redevelopment programme is Westpark, the major portion of which is located on the premises of the former cast-steel factory Mayersche Gussstahlfabrik. The area, the centre of which is occupied by Jahrhunderthalle, stretches across three levels, all of which have been forested – including pioneer plants. Several artful bridges, such as "Erzbahnschwinge" which turns into a cycle path, connect the plateaus and their surroundings. The park is well worth visiting after sunset, because this is when the industrial facilities that make up Jahrhunderthalle and its surroundings as well as several bridges are illuminated by coloured lights. In those years when a World Cup or European Championship took place, Westpark was converted into a fan park, where matches of the German national team were broadcast on a large screen in an open-air venue.

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