Sparrenburg Festival

Medieval Spectacular in the grounds of historic Sparrenburg Castle

Sparrenburg Festival

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. For three days, the Middle Ages return to Bielefeld.

A Weekend at the Castle Spectacular
  • one night incl. breakfast buffet in a central 3* or 4* hotel
  • a welcoming drink of mead
  • 2 hour guided walking tour of the town
  • entry to the Externer LinkSparrenburg Festival
  • snack vouchers for the festival
  • a Bielefeld Tourist Card (incl. free use of public transport, free entry to 8 museums and Sparrenburg Castle, and much more)
  • a Bielefeld info package
  • Price per person in a double room from 75,00 €



Bookings

› Externer LinkBielefeld Marketing
Tourismus
Willy-Brandt-Platz 2
33602 Bielefeld
Phone: 0521 / 516102
Fax: 0521 / 516163
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Externer LinkLocation on city map


Tracking History

Sparrenburg Castle

This day is filled to the brim with information on Bielefeld. It starts with a guided walking tour around the Old Town, where our knowledgeable guides will present you with facts, figures and intriguing sights. Then, the tour takes you up to Sparrenburg Castle, Bielefeld‘s landmark. Discover the underground passages and enjoy the fantastic views from the tower onto the town.
A traditional Westfalian lunch will fortify you for the afternoon at the History Museum – a museum which has won several European prizes for its exhibition design and definitely worth a visit.

Services:
  • Guided walking tour of the town
  • Ascent of the tower at
  • Sparrenburg Castle and guided tour of its vaults (April - October)
  • A typical Westfalian lunch
  • Entry to History Museum
  • Price per person 35.00 € (groups of 10 or more)
Dates: April to October


A Visit to the Christmas Market

(Photo: Studio Bielesch)

Christmas Market

Bielefeld’s Christmas Market is always a favourite destination. It attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors to the town every year. Enjoy the advent atmosphere with its aroma of gingerbread, mulled wine and numerous other Christmas treats. More than 100 festively decorated half-timbered stalls add magic to Bielefeld’s city centre in the weeks before Christmas.

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, concerts, storytelling and much more evokes the spirit of Christmas.

Advent Atmosphere and Christmas Treats:
Externer LinkBielefeld’s Christmas Market

  • one night incl. breakfast buffet in a central 3* or 4* hotel
  • 1.5 hour guided walking tour through the old town
  • stopover at ”Santa Claus’s House” on Bielefeld’s
    Christmas Market with hot red wine punch and a grilled steak
  • Price per person in a double room: from 65,00 €
A Day at the Christmas Market
  • 1.5 hour guided walking tour of the old town
  • 1 hour stopover at ”Santa Claus’s House” on Bielefeld’s Christmas Market with hot red wine punch and a grilled steak
  • Entry to the History Museum
  • Price per person 20.50 € for groups of 10 - 25 from Wed to Sun


Bookings

› Externer LinkBielefeld Marketing
Tourismus
Willy-Brandt-Platz 2
33602 Bielefeld
Phone: 0521 / 516102
Fax: 0521 / 516163
E-MailE-Mail
Externer LinkLocation on city map