City on the Teuto
Nestled in a distinctive uplands landscape, Bielefeld is the green metropolis of East Westphalia Lippe. As a cultural and economic centre, the region combines the advantages of a big city with exciting leisure and sports facilities. The hills of the Teutoburg Forest run almost right through the city and with them the Hermann's path, one of the two certified Hermann Hills hiking trails. Bielefeld's landmark is Sparrenberg Castle, from which one has a beautiful view over the city.
Two videos of Bielefeld
Excursions and urban landscape
The university town is among the 20 largest cities in Germany with 330,000 inhabitants.
Impressive industrial architecture of the past shapes today's cityscape as well as spacious green areas and modern elements.
Botanical gardens, Olderdissen zoo, 4,800 hectares of forest and 580 km of hiking trails form the diverse framework of an attractive urban landscape.
Culture and leisure time
The cultural offerings of the city are impressive. There are internationally acclaimed productions and exhibitions, spectacular performances and experimental art.
The citizens of Bielefeld meet at the Leinenweber Market, at Picasso & Co. in the art hall, classical music in the Oetker Hall or rock and pop in the town hall or Seidensticker Hall.
The city centre
A three-genre theatre, various free theatres, eleven museums, numerous art galleries, spectacular open-air events, an exciting club scene, modern event halls - the Bielefeld events calendar is full throughout the year.
In the city: The Teutoburg Forest and the medieval Sparrenberg Castle, only five minutes on foot from the Bielefeld old town. Cultural enjoyment, shopping and recreation: Welcome to Bielefeld!