The Bielefeld website and the Bielefeld tourist information center are the best places to gather detailed sightseeing information for the area. Also available is a tourist card that serves as a travel ticket for the bus and StadtBahn, while also providing free admissions and discounts for many attractions in Bielefeld. You can purchase the card at the tourist information center or online. For more details, please visit

Tourist Information
Im Neuen Rathaus
Niederwall 23 · 33602 Bielefeld
Phone: +49 (0)521 516999
Sparrenberg Castle


The town landmark which greets you when you reach the city center is the Sparrenburg. This is an old restored fortress built in the 16th and 19th century. It is situated on the 180m high Sparrenburg with a 60m high tower. There is a nice restaurant placed inside the main building and the historic cellar can be visited during the summer season.

Bielefeld Art Gallery


If you are interested in cultural activ­ities, it is a good idea to make a quick visit to the City Art Gallery (Kunstmuseum), where regularly ­changing exhibits take place. If you want to learn more about Bielefeld and its history of linen and pudding manufacturing, you can also visit the Historic Museum of Bielefeld (Historisches Museum). 


People walking around the botanical garden


If you are searching for a relaxing leisure op­portunity, we suggest you spend some time in the botanical garden and the Tierpark Olderdissen zoo, which are only 3 km from the city center. Alternatively, you can also go on a walk through the Teutoburg Forest. 

Ishara swimming center


During rainy days, we suggest relaxing in the Ishara, a swimming pool with a sauna area located at: Europa Platz 1, 33613 Bielefeld.

Stadion Drohne owl arena


If you are interested in tennis or if you stay in Halle during June, you have the unique chance to visit the Terra Wortmann Open international lawn tennis tournament. Ticket center located at: Sportpark, Gausekampweg 2, Halle/Westfield.