The city was founded in 1214 as a residence of count Ravensberg. The symbol of the city is Teutoburger Wald. Bielefeld was completely restored in 1879.
This town is widely famous for its unique medical rehabilitation center for people with mental diseases. Around 6,000 people constantly work, study or get medical treatment here. The number of staff of this center exceeds 9,000 people. In Bielefeld you will also find numerous children’s homes, recreation centers and custodial institutions.
While talking about Bielefeld, we definitely must mention that this town is widely known as the largest scientific center in Germany.
The main religion of this town is Catholicism. In medieval times the town was founded on the crossing of trading routes, so no wonder its infrastructure developed quickly. Today we can see this in rich heritage available for tourists. Here can be found numerous historical and architectural values from different epochs and different nations. There’s also an opinion that Bielefeld is the place where have been invented sand clocks. Even if it’s not true, in Bielefeld traditionally have been manufactured sand clocks for whole world. You can see some of these workshops even now.