Wels, Austria


Impressive Architecture

Evolved Commercial Location

Great Shopping Atmosphere

Visitor Magnet

Multitude of Services

Visitor Magnet in a Leading Shopping City

A popular hypermarket has been located at Wels-West for nearly 50 years. In 2005, SES expanded it to create a new, modern shopping center. MAX.CENTER unites leading national and international retail brands from all segments. Numerous restaurants and service outlets, as well as strong regional roots, complete the offer. Design and functionality combine with a pleasant shopping ambiance at MAX.CENTER. Extra-wide aisles, high ceilings, and huge glass surfaces create space and daylight. MAX.CENTER offers its visitors practical specials and services, for instance, a petrol station, car wash and e-filling stations on the parking deck that can be used while shopping. The center is one of Wels’ visitor attractions. MAX.CENTER comprises a well-balanced segment mix, popular brands, easy reachability, and a radiant feel-good ambiance.

Transport Infrastructure

MAX.CENTER can be reached by car via the A8, A9, and A25 highways and the B1 federal highway, as well as via several bus lines.

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Catchment Area

  • up to 20 min.
    approx. 150,000 inhabitants

  • up to 40 min.
    approx. 370,000 inhabitants

  • up to 60 min.
    approx. 655,000 inhabitants

Facts & Figures


Gunskirchenerstraße 7, 4600 Wels, Austria

Leasable area (GLA)

23.000 m2

Number of Jobs




Anchor Stores

Maximarkt, Media Markt, Hervis, H&M, C&A, Thalia, Humanic, DM

Project History

Partial Opening: March 2005, Grand Opening: April 2006

Parking Spaces

More than 900 free parking spaces (underground parking garage, outdoor parking)

Opening Hours

Mon – Thu: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM, Fr: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Sat: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM,
Maximarkt: Mon – Thu: 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM, Fri: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM,
Sat: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Special Facilities

petrol station, e-filling station, car washing station

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Architectural Highlight

The center features distinctive architecture.

Award-winning Concepts

For many decades, SES has been synonymous with sustainable real estate development, and it has established internationally relevant benchmarks in the fields of architecture, design, and marketing. Numerous international awards bear witness to this achievement.


Supervised play area for children

Commercial Center

The center is a traditional, regional commercial center.

Environmentally Friendly

The center operates on the basis of sustainability criteria.


In 2018, the center opened 18 new shops, adding 43,000 m² of new GLA.

The “Zehner” Gift Certificate

Cross-center gift certificate, valid at 13 national SES centers.

International Award Winner

Certificate of Merit/ICSC Int. Design and Development Award 2006

The unique architecture of MAX.CENTER Wels was honored in 2006, when the center received the “Certificate of Merit” in the context of the ”30th International Design and Development Award“ by the ICSC (International Council of Shopping Centers).