27 Sights in Bielefeld, Germany (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Bielefeld, Germany. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 27 sights are available in Bielefeld, Germany.

Sightseeing Tours in Bielefeld

1. Merkurbrunnen

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The Merkur Fountain in Bielefeld is the work of Herbert Volwahsen. The 5.50 m long stone bowl was erected in 1963 in front of the Bankhaus Lampe on the Alter Markt in Bielefeld as the final point of the reconstruction after the Second World War. Designed in the style of the 1960s, the fountain soon became a landmark of the city. On a bronze semicircle, resembling a globe, the 2.70 m tall Mercury floats in a moving pose, holding his staff in his right hand. On the helmet and on the sandals, only briefly hinted at, the small wings are recognizable. The clouds above which the Greek god floats are symbolized by small fountains of water.

Wikipedia: Merkurbrunnen (Bielefeld) (DE)

2. Leineweberdenkmal

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Together with the Sparrenburg, the Leineweber monument is one of the most important landmarks of the city of Bielefeld. It is located east of the Old Town Church of St. Nicholas in the Old Town Church Park. It was created in 1909 by the sculptor Hans Perathoner, who had been leading the sculpture class at the Bielefeld School of Crafts and Arts and Crafts since 1907. Like the county monument in Jöllenbeck, it was inaugurated on the occasion of the 300th anniversary of the county of Ravensberg on 16 July 1909.

Wikipedia: Leineweberdenkmal (DE)

3. Johannisberg

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The Johannisberg is a 200 m high part of the northern ridge of the Teutoburg Forest in Bielefeld. Together with the Sparrenberg on the opposite side, which carries the Sparrenburg, it borders the northeast end of the Bielefeld Pass. The section of the ridge between the Bielefeld Pass and the incision of the Johannesbach, which is barely over 4 km long, is not very indented. The Johannisberg is joined by the 226 m high Ochsenberg with the Ochsenheide, followed by the 209 m high Stecklenbrink.

Wikipedia: Johannisberg (Teutoburger Wald) (DE)

4. Marienkirche Jöllenbeck

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St. Mary's Church Jöllenbeck is one of the three parish churches in the united Evangelical Lutheran Reconciliation parish of Jöllenbeck in the Bielefeld district and district of Jöllenbeck. Today's "new" St. Mary's Church from 1854 replaces the medieval predecessor building, which was demolished in 1877. It is a listed building and has the status of a patron church according to the old state church law.

Wikipedia: Marienkirche (Jöllenbeck) (DE), Website

5. Rudolf-Oetker-Halle

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The Rudolf-Oetker-Halle (ROH) is the concert hall of Bielefeld, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It was built from 1928 to 1930 after designs by Düsseldorf architects Tietmann & Haake, opened on 31 October 1930. The listed monument is mostly in the original state and has excellent acoustics. The hall has been managed by the Theater Bielefeld from 2018. It is the home of the Bielefelder Philharmoniker.

Wikipedia: Rudolf-Oetker-Halle (EN), Website

6. Epiphaniaskirche Vilsendorf

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The Epiphany Church is one of the three parish churches in the united Evangelical Lutheran Reconciliation parish of Jöllenbeck in the Bielefeld district and district of Jöllenbeck. It is named after Epiphany. Inaugurated in 1963, the modern sacred building is visible from afar through its church tower in the shape of a cross and can be assigned to the architectural style of Brutalism.

Wikipedia: Epiphaniaskirche (Vilsendorf) (DE), Website

7. Deutsches Fächermuseum

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The German Fan Museum is a museum of decorative arts in Bielefeld, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. The corresponding foundation was established in 1994 by Marie-Luise and Günter Barisch. The museum was opened in 1995. It is unique in its kind in Germany and one of only three museums of its kind in the world. It is located in the old town of Bielefeld in the street Am Bach.

Wikipedia: Deutsches Fächer Museum – Barisch Stiftung (DE), Website

8. Burg und Festung Sparrenberg

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Sparrenberg Castle, also known as the Sparrenburg, is a restored fortress in the Bielefeld-Mitte district of Bielefeld, Germany. It is situated on the Sparrenberg hill in the Teutoburg Forest and towers 60 metres (200 ft) above the city centre. Its current appearance mainly originated in the 16th and 19th century. The Sparrenburg is considered to be Bielefeld's landmark.

Wikipedia: Sparrenberg Castle (EN), Website

9. Jakobuskirche

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The Evangelical Lutheran St. James' Church in Bielefeld's Mitte district, Jakobusstraße 3, was built in 1912 in a mixture of Art Nouveau and Reform architecture. Initially, the church did not include the large parish hall and the church tower that exists today, but only the nave. In addition to church services, this was also used for meetings and other community events.

Wikipedia: Jakobuskirche Bielefeld (DE), Website

10. Pfarrkirche St.Jodokus

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Pfarrkirche St.Jodokus

St. Jodokus is a Roman Catholic parish church and former Franciscan church in the center of Bielefeld in the Mitte district. The late Gothic hall church with a roof rider and the former convent buildings surrounding the cloister form an ensemble in the old town of Bielefeld. The church and monastery buildings are cleaning buildings with workstone structure.

Wikipedia: St. Jodokus (Bielefeld) (DE)

11. NaMu - Naturkunde-Museum

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NaMu - Naturkunde-Museum

The Natural History Museum in Bielefeld is a natural history museum in the city of Bielefeld in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Since 2003, it was given the additional name namu, which stands for the German words Natur (nature), Mensch (man), and Umwelt (environment). The exhibitions take place in the Spiegelshof, a historical building from the 14th century.

Wikipedia: Natural History Museum, Bielefeld (EN), Website

12. Historisches Museum

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The Historical Museum of the City of Bielefeld shows the history of the city of Bielefeld and the East Westphalia-Lippe region with a focus on industrial history. It was opened in May 1994. The exhibition is housed in some of the halls of the former Ravensberg spinning mill, which immerses the visitor in the atmosphere of industrialization.

Wikipedia: Historisches Museum der Stadt Bielefeld (DE), Website

13. Synagoge Beit Tikwa

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The Jewish Community of Bielefeld is a religious community in Bielefeld founded in 1705, whose beginnings can be found in the 14th century. Today, it is a member of the State Association of Jewish Communities of Westphalia-Lippe as the Jewish Community of Bielefeld. In addition, she has joined the Union of Progressive Jews in Germany.

Wikipedia: Jüdische Gemeinde Bielefeld (DE), Website

14. Evangelische Kirche Ubbedissen

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Evangelische Kirche Ubbedissen

The Evangelical Church of Ubbedissen is a listed Evangelical Lutheran church located in Ubbedissen, a district of Bielefeld, a city in the administrative district of Detmold in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. The parish of Ubbedissen-Lämershagen belongs to the Bielefeld church district of the Evangelical Church of Westphalia.

Wikipedia: Evangelische Kirche Ubbedissen (DE), Website

15. Ich

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An ego monument is a sculpture that was first erected in the city of Frankfurt am Main. Since March 24, 2005, the work of the artist Hans Traxler in collaboration with the stonemason Reiner Uhl has been on display in the Oberrad district, on the banks of the Main between Rudererdorf and Gerbermühle in Frankfurt's green belt.

Wikipedia: Ich-Denkmal (DE)

16. Altes Rathaus

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The old town hall in the East Westphalian city of Bielefeld in the middle district of Mitte is commonly referred to in the administrative seat built in 1904. After war damage in the 1950s, the originally oldest town hall of the city on the Old Market was rebuilt after war damage and now houses the theater on the market.

Wikipedia: Altes Rathaus (Bielefeld) (DE)

17. Stadtpalais Habichtshöhe

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Stadtpalais Habichtshöhe

The list of monuments in Bielefeld contains the listed buildings in the area of the city of Bielefeld in North Rhine-Westphalia. These monuments are registered in the monument list of the city of Bielefeld; The basis for the admission is the North Rhine-Westphalia Monument Protection Act.

Wikipedia: Liste_der_Baudenkmäler_in_Bielefeld (DE)

18. Süsterkirche

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The Süsterkirche of the former Augustinian convent Mariental is today the parish church of the Evangelical Reformed congregation in the East Westphalian city of Bielefeld. It is located in the northern part of the old town on Süsterplatz of the same name and thus in the Mitte district.

Wikipedia: Süsterkirche (DE), Website

19. Ruine Stiftskirche in Müdehorst

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Müdehorst Abbey, also known as Müdehorst Abbey, was founded around 789 in what is now the Niederdornberg-Deppendorf district of Bielefeld in the district of Dornberg. This made it one of the oldest monastic institutions in Westphalia. It was soon abandoned in favor of Herford Abbey.

Wikipedia: Kloster Müdehorst (DE), Website

20. Peterskirche Kirchdornberg

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Today, St. Peter zu Kirchdornberg belongs to the Evangelical Lutheran parish in the Bielefeld district of Dornberg in the Bielefeld church district of the Evangelical Church of Westphalia. The church is the oldest sacred building in what is now the city of Bielefeld.

Wikipedia: Peterskirche Kirchdornberg (DE), Website

21. Zwergenhöhle

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The dwarf cave is a karst cave located on the south ridge of the Teutoburg Forest in the Senne district of Bielefeld. The natural monument is part of the nature reserve "Eastern Teutoburger Wald" and represents the only natural cave in the urban area of Bielefeld.

Wikipedia: Zwergenhöhle (Bielefeld) (DE)

22. Altstädter Nicolaikirche

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The Old Town St. Nicholas Church is the oldest church in the original city of Bielefeld. It is the church of the Evangelical Lutheran Old Town Nicolai parish. The church is named after Nicholas of Myra. It is located in the Mitte district.

Wikipedia: Altstädter Nicolaikirche (DE), Website

23. Bauernhausmuseum

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The Bielefeld Farmhouse Museum is a museum in the Gadderbaum district of the city of Bielefeld in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. The museum is located in the Bielefeld city forest and is one of the oldest open-air museums in Westphalia.

Wikipedia: Bauernhausmuseum Bielefeld (DE), Website

24. Wasserschloss Milse

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Milse is a district of the independent city of Bielefeld in North Rhine-Westphalia and belongs to the northeastern district of Heepen. Until 1972, Milse was an independent community in the Heepen office of the Bielefeld district.

Wikipedia: Milse (DE)

25. Neustädter Marienkirche

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The Evangelical Lutheran Neustädter Marienkirche is the largest church in Bielefeld. The church built in the Gothic style from 1293 is a formative element of the Bielefeld cityscape and is located in the Mitte district.

Wikipedia: Neustädter Marienkirche (DE), Website

26. Botanischer Garten

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The Botanischer Garten Bielefeld is a municipal botanical garden located beside the southeast edge of the Teutoburger Wald at Am Kahlenberg 16, Bielefeld, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is open daily without charge.

Wikipedia: Botanischer Garten Bielefeld (EN)

27. Pauluskirche

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St. Paul's Church in the Mitte district of Bielefeld is an Evangelical Lutheran parish church. It is located in the northeastern part of the city centre on Paulusstraße and August-Bebel-Straße in the Mitte district.

Wikipedia: Pauluskirche (Bielefeld) (DE), Website


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