Attractions and Places to Visit in Bielefeld
Highlights of the Bielefeld events calendar are the museums, churches and galleries open Markets and Festivals. No visit to Bielefeld is complete without a visit to Sparrenburg Castle. Open night "Nachtansichten" in April, the Leineweber Market in May, the Sparrenburg Festival with its medieval market in July, the Bielefeld Wine Festival and Stadtwerke run & roll day in September and the Christmas Market starting at the end of November. No visit to Bielefeld is complete without a visit to Sparrenburg Castle. The castle is located on top of a hill, offering wonderful views of the town and vistas. A total of 11 museums present a rich year round programme of permanent and special exhibitions.
Productions of a consistently high standard in Bielefeld's theatres are guaranteed to draw enthusiasts for music and drama from far afield. The Rudolf-Oetker concert hall with its outstanding acoustics has an excellent reputation among connoisseurs of classical music.
International concerts and other cultural events are staged in the civic hall "Stadthalle", the Seidensticker hall and at the Ravensberg Park. Interesting witnesses of the past characterise the face of Bielefeld, alongside generously laid out greenbelts and modern architecture. 4,800 hectares of forest with 580 kilometer of walking trails provide an attractive frame around the town. .