Whatever you are looking for Bielefeld offers interesting opportunities for relaxation and cultural events.

Kunsthalle Bielefeld | Medieval Market at Sparrenburg Castle

Highlights of the Bielefeld events calendar are the museums, churches and galleries open night "Nachtansichten" in April, the Leineweber Market in May, the Sparrenburg Festival with its medieval market in July, the Bielefeld Wine Festival and the Christmas Market starting at the end of November. The museums present a rich year round programme of permanent and special exhibitions.

Productions of a consistantly 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.