Jahrhunderthalle Bochum has had a chequered history, which becomes obvious when taking a closer look at its architectural changes. Once used as gas power station, it nowadays functions as a central festival hall for the Ruhrtriennale. Other huge events take place here, too. Embedded in the Westpark, the hall nowadays displays a mixture of tradition and modernity.
For more general information about the Jahrhunderthalle, its history, and its environment, we recommend to contact the visitors' centre in the 'Pumpenhaus'. There, you will also find the canteen of the Jahrhunderthalle, which serves delicious food.
How to get there
Coming from motorway A 40, take the exit at Bochum-Stahlhausen and follow the signs labelled Jahrhunderthalle Bochum. When reaching the junction Wattenscheider Straße/ Gahlensche Straße, keep following the car park sign for the Jahrhunderthalle. It is only a 3 minutes' walk from the car park to the hall. It is best if you type the following address into your navigation device: Gahlensche Straße 15, 44793 Bochum or An der Jahrhunderthalle 1, 44793 Bochum.
At Bochum main train station, take tram no. 302 in the direction of Gelsenkirchen-Buer or tram no. 310 towards Bochum-Höntrop. Get off at the stop “Bochumer Verein/ Jahrhunderthalle”. When climbing up the outside stairs, you'll discover the Jahrhunderthalle after only 2 minutes.