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Bielefeld Travel Guide, Germany

Bielefeld is located between the Northern and Southern Teutoburg Forest and it is one of the top 20 major cities in Germany. The city’s economy depends mainly on the industry with predominant businesses on textile and clothing manufacture, home appliance production, food processing, and information technology. The city also has the biggest community care amenities in the continent. Due to its attractions and wonderful sights, Bielefeld has also become one of the most visited tourist spots in Germany. Take some time to read the Bielefeld Travel Guide.

Bielefeld Travel Guide – Travel

Being one of the major cities in the country, Bielefeld is easy to reach. There are a lot of airports near and around the city. The nearest is Airfield Flughafen Bielefeld which is 9km away from the city center. Other airports near the city center are Airport Paderborn-Lippstadt, Airport Munster-Osnabruck, Airport Dortmund-Wickede and Airport Hannover.

There are also railways that connect Bielefeld to other European cities. Tourists who have their private vehicles can take the motorways that link the city to places such as Dortmund to Berlin, Kassel to Osnabruck and Bad Oeynhausen to Amsterdam. Getting around the city can also be trouble-free. There are a lot of available transportations like trams, buses, and taxis. The residents are also very friendly that they will gladly give you directions in case you get lost.

Bielefeld Travel Guide – Climate

The country has a varied climate for every region. Bielefeld, as a part of the North Rhineland Region has an oceanic climate. The city also experiences a lot of rainfalls throughout the year and it is wettest during autumn. The winter season is very freezing while summer is sunny but relatively milder compared to the other parts of the country.

Bielefeld Travel Guide – Events

There are a lot of events taking place in Bielefeld. First of the big events happening in the city is the Nachtansichten in April. Museums, galleries and churches participate in this open night cultural affair wherein there are a lot of exhibitions, performances, and magnificent light displays. The second main annual event is the Leineweber Market in May. This is considered the largest Street fair in East Westfalia. This event, which translates as Linen Weaver Market, is the oldest street fairing the city and it is held in the heart of Bielefeld. People can enjoy different entertainment presentations and activities suitable for all ages.

Every July, the city hosts the Sparrenburg Festival which takes back spectators to the Middle-Ages for three days. The affair occurs at the grounds of the Sparrenburg Castle wherein various entertainers animate scenes from the medieval times.

Stadwerke Run and Roll Day is the most famous sporting event in Bielefeld. This happening includes various types of competition for runners, skaters and wheelchair users. There are also different activities for the family. The last but the brightest event during the year is the Wiehnachtsmarkt or the Christmas Market. During this time of the year, the air is filled with the scent of different Christmas delicacies such as gingerbread, and mulled wine. Wooden stalls with colorful Christmas ornaments add to the festival feel of the city. Different activities are also held throughout the span of this event.

Bielefeld is not only a successful industrial city. It is also a leading tourist destination. Aside from getting some hints and tips on Germany through Bielefeld Travel Guide, more information about the country is available via Muenster Travel Guide and Cologne Travel Guide.

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    travel tip by stef posted more then 30 days ago
    Do you want to eat cheap in Bielefeld? Then visit the university's restaurant. A menu costs from 3-4,50 Euro. You should use the student's mansa, not the one of the expensive restaurants also located inside the university, such the one...
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