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City and Region

Bielefeld - a lively and diverse city

With around 330,000 inhabitants and an area of 258 square kilometres Bielefeld is one of the 20 largest cities in Germany and is the economic and cultural metropolis of East-Westphalia- Lippe. Historically industrial planning and building has left a lasting impression on the city to this very day. This is complemented by modern architecture and a wealth of specifically created green areas. Over 60 per cent of the city area consists of green areas, parks and woods. The city of Bielefeld is varied and colourful. Culture and sport fans will find a wide range of tempting offers here. This includes an independent theatre culture, cabaret and local concerts while also boasting both large international cultural events.

Take a quick look at Bielefeld

+City of Bielefeld

Bielefeld von oben


This one-minute Bielefeld trailer will give you a brief idea about life in the cultural and economic centre of the region of Eastern Westphalia and Lippe.

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© 1999 - 2003 Stadt Bielefeld

To get information on the full Bielefeld video: Stadt-Portrait in Bildern, click on Bielefeld Souvenirs (in German).