FameLab Germany

15. March 2018 + 14. May 2018 | "Talking Science"
FameLab is an international competition to find the best new talent in science communication. On stage, candidates have just three minutes to present their topic to a panel of expert judges and to win a non-scientific audience by being entertaining and original as well as scientifically accurate. The predetermining will take place on 15th of March. The german final is terminated on 14th of May.

For further information and ticktes: Externer Linkwww.bielefeld.jetzt/famelab

Shopping in Bielefeld

Sunday Shopping: 8 April 2018 | 28 October 2018 | 16 December 2018
Midnight Shopping: 26 May 2018 | 29 September 2018
In 2018, both residents and visitors will again have the opportunity to go on a late night shopping spree. On two evenings Bielefeld’s retailers all around Bahnhofstraße will open their doors to welcome customers at the Midnight Shopping. Three times a year the local retailers open their shops from 1 pm to 6 pm for a Sunday Shopping. The combination of shopping and entertainment is a special trademark of these events and attracts a lot of people from adjacent towns.


28 April 2018 | 17th Bielefeld Museums, Churches and Galleries Open Night
Encounter exciting exhibitions, fascinating installations and surprising performances by night. Discover Bielefeld’s cultural life in all its dazzling guises. More than 50 museums, churches, galleries and other cultural institutions throw open their doors and invite visitors to join them on an atmospheric journey through the night.

For further information and tickets: Externer Linkwww.nachtansichten.de


29 April 2018 | International Running Event
The Hermannslauf – from the Hermannsdenkmal monument near Detmold to Sparrenburg Castle in Bielefeld – makes April 29th 2018 a running event for everyone. With an overall distance of 31.1 km, it has delighted an international field of runners every year for more than three decades, as well as thousands of spectators along the route full of natural beauty.

For further information: Externer Linkwww.hermannslauf.de

La Strada

4 - 6 May 2018 | Car Show & More
A nostalgia for classic cars, gleaming coachwork, dreams of mobility on four wheels: now in its 19th year, ”La Strada” sees vintage car enthusiasts from near and far gather in Bielefeld. From May 8th to 8th, elegance and technology, the glittering chrome of vintage vehicles, professional expertise, a variety of food and drink, and an attractive events programme will enchant visitors. Let yourself be captivated by spectacular walk acts, exciting music and visions on four wheels. Externer Linkwww.bielefeld.de/lastrada


30 May - 3 Juni 2018 | East Westphalia's largest Street Fair
The Linen weaver Market is Bielefeld’s oldest street fair with the richest traditions. For five days at the end of every May, the city centre of Bielefeld transforms itself into an open air stage. Visitors from the region and far away enjoy an entertaining mix of street theatre, cabaret, folklore, jazz, rock and other shows – and all for free.

Videoclip: Externer LinkLeineweber-Markt

Carnival der Kulturen

9 June 2018 | International Street Parade
Wild acrobats and dynamic musicians dance to the sounds of beating drums at the `Carnival of Cultures´. The international festival includes a colourful parade of masks, costumes and fantastic installations – a stimulation of mind and senses. It unites all generations and is a musical experience for young and old. Externer Linkwww.carnival-bielefeld.de

Campus Festival Bielefeld

21 June 2018 | music festival
The Campus Festival Bielefeld is one of the most popular events for most of the 38.000 students in Bielefeld: It is the day when the campusground of the University of Bielefeld turns into a huge festivalground with many live acts and famous artists. In the last years e.g. Casper, Sportfreunde Stiller and Alligatoah acted for thousends of people. Externer Linkwww.campusfestival-bielefeld.de

Tanzfestival Bielefeld

15. July - 28. July 2018 | Dance festival
Experts from all over the world lead amateur and professional dancers. The Bielefeld Dance Festival offers dance classes and the realisation of individual choreographies. The choice of ensembles is testament to the impressive variety in international contemporary dance. The Dance Festival takes place in many diffrent institutions in Bielefeld e.g. in the Rudolf-Oetker-Halle or in professional dance studios.

For further information in English, please visit
Externer Linkwww.tanzfestival-bielefeld.de


27 - 29 July 2018 | Medieval Spectacular at the Castle
Medieval hustle and bustle with the backdrop of historic Sparrenburg Castle, Bielefeld’s favourite visitor destination. Every July, a wild troupe of magicians, storytellers, traders and vagrants bring to life the times of preachers selling indulgences, of minstrels and the Black Death, and of wanton high spirits. Hawkers, peddlers and craftsmen dominate the medieval market with their wares.

Special Offer: Castle Spectacular Package
Sparrenburg Castle: Visitor's information


4 - 9 September 2018 | Wine Festival
In September Bielefeld's Old Town transforms into a cosy open air Wine Village: In atmospheric surroundings right in Bielefeld’s ”front room”, the Alter Markt, and at Niedernstraße and Altstädter Kirchplatz, tastings of a multitude of wines from Germany’s wine growing regions are held - accompanied by one or more culinary delights. Externer Linkwww.bielefeld.de/weinmarkt

Stadtwerke run & roll day

9 September 2018 | running, walking, skating event
In September Bielefeld’s urban motorway, the Stadtautobahn, with its total length of more than 8km, is the setting for a special sports event. On the ”Stadtwerke run & roll day”, the multi-lane Ostwestfalendamm is closed to all vehicles and open instead to runners, skaters, walkers and wheelchair users. The programme of events has a variety of competitions for runners and skaters. An event for professional and amateur sports enthusiasts alike. Externer Linkwww.run-and-roll-day.de


26 November - 23 December and 27 December - 30 December 2018 | Christmas Market
Bielefeld’s Christmas Market is always a favourite destination. Enjoy the advent atmosphere with its aroma of gingerbread, mulled wine and numerous other Christmas treats. The colourful and varied choice of shops within the pedestrian precincts offers an ideal combination of presents, crafts and culinary delicacies, while a programme of choir singing and concerts evokes the spirit of Christmas. Christmas-Package, Videoclip, Map ...


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