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Bielefeld 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.
The city is rich in various attractive architectural and historical landmarks. Sparrenburg Castle is considered the oldest building in Bielefeld. The building of the castle started in 1240 … Open
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.
The main historical symbol of this picturesque town is Sparrenburg Castle, its construction took place in the 13th century. This amazing castle is perfectly preserved to this day and is now considered the oldest building in the city. Several years ago, the castle was fully restored and regained its landscaped garden, which also preserved many ancient sculptures and other interesting buildings. On the grounds of the castle today are several viewing platforms, and one of the most interesting parts of the tour is considered to be a walk through the preserved ancient dungeons.  Copyright
In Bielefeld and its suburbs, travelers will find many interesting natural landmarks that are definitely worth visiting. Travelers with children will enjoy an excursion to the city’s … Open
No less interesting historical object is St. Mary’s Church, that was built in the 15th century and is a beautiful monument in the Gothic style. Part of the interior decoration of the church was preserved for centuries; within its walls unique ancient crucifixes and icons can be found today. Some religious valuables are stored in this church for over 300 years. In the 15th - 17th centuries on the territory of the church were buried members of several noble families. 
A good place for walks is the historic Alter Markt square, next to which is many points of interest are present. In the centre of the square is a beautiful fountain of Mercury, and next to it you can see a number of historic buildings, one of the most beautiful is considered to be the Cruewell house. Nearby is the spectacular building of the old Town Hall, which is now occupied by the popular theatre. 
1. The city has a well-developed public transport system. In order to make a bus ride, tourists need to purchase a ticket. Tickets can be valid for several hours, one day, a week, or a month … Open
There are several interesting museums in Bielefeld, one of the most unusual is considered to be the peasant museum. It was opened in 1917, today in this huge open-air museum there is a collection of unique items. Its visitors can see the old mill, as well as visit the most authentic old bakery, which has been restored to the looks of previous years as closely as possible. 
For tourists with children it will be interesting to visit the Museum of Natural History, which is located in a beautiful 17th century mansion. The pride of the museum is the rich collection of minerals, but also it is equipped with a number of interesting exhibitions devoted to the world of plants and animals. This museum often holds interesting themed events and exhibitions, as well as provides special activities for children.
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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Bielefeld
♥   Castle 'Burg Tecklenburg' , 57.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Schloss Arolsen' , 78.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Klusenstein Castle' , 85.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Altena Castle' , 99.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Bielefeld
♥   National Park 'Kellerwald-Edersee' , 102.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Bielefeld and around
♥   Art museum 'Kunsthalle Bielefeld' Bielefeld, 0.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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