The mentality of East Westphalia is something special: Outsiders would confuse it with stubbornness, whereas the natives would call it restraint. Even Bielefeld is in no rush to make a spectacle of itself, its appeal is also gentle. Not because it has nothing to offer, but because it knows just what it has to offer. All by itself. The impression it leaves behind, if allowed to, is long-lasting. Because it really does make a difference if you simply reside or actually live. Fortunately, sometimes it's simply that the right city is missing.
For those native to the city of Bielefeld, this is incomprehensible: Bielefeld is not a love-at-first-sight city for everyone. But definitely by the second. And then it stays that way. Forever. The East Westphalian metropolis thrives on its contrasts: Expansive green areas and city flare, the infrastructure of a major city and the feel of a small town; people who are culturally engaged. Those willing to embrace this city with its rough edges will soon realise why Bielefeld is often referred to by its residents as "Liebe"-feld.
Business Portal: Das kommt aus Bielefeld
Did you know? From a world-renowned pudding to the German's favourite vacuum cleaner and the chicken coop - these are all things that are manufactured in Bielefeld.
How about a bit of culture? The Bielefeld Theatre presents everything from classical theatre performances through to modern musicals across a total of three venues.
A traditional association with a moving history. If you're looking to become a fan, you're going to need strong nerves.
Not just something for medieval fans: The landmark of Bielefeld offers exciting insight into the history of the city.
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Loved throughout the world but rooted firmly in Bielefeld. A look behind the scenes of the pudding giant is well worth it.
A popular meeting point for joggers, walkers, families, love birds and dog owners: A walk around the reservoir is 3.5 km long.
As an architectural monument, the "Kunsthalle" exhibition facility unites the function of a museum with its own collection, and that of an exhibition house with 3 to 4 major alternating exhibitions every year covering classic, modern and items of contemporary art.
A strong economy, a good mix of industries and short routes: These are, of course, not the only things that can be said about the Ostwestfalen-Lippe technology region as a place of work, but they are the details which are of particular interest for our applicants. Why? Because they signal the prospect of a recession-proof job. And evenings within your own four walls - because our clients are mostly based in the region.
"Pömpel, Patt und Pillepoppen"
The reactions to an excursion into the depths of Bielefeld can stretch from genuine confusion to resounding laughter - and not just for those new to Bielefeld.
Exciting stories covering the Varus Battle can be read everywhere. This monument can only be found in the OWL region.
It's even worth a visit without children. Anyone with children simply can't get out of experiencing one of Bielefeld's biggest attractions.
Falcons, eagles, vultures: Birds of prey show off just what they can do as part of an exciting flight demonstration.
Weserufer, Lippesee, Bergsee Oberlübbe
Even if Bielefeld is not located directly on the waterfront, it is at least not too far from it.
The same applies for mystics and historians as well as friends of nature and culture: Definitely worth a look.