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Bielefeld is a beautiful town located in the Detmold administrative region, in the North Rhine Westphalia state of Germany. Bielefeld has a population of 323,000 residents and an area of 258 square kilometers. The city has a total of 10 city districts: Bielefeld Mitte, Brackwede, Dornberg, Gadderbaum, Heepen, Jollenbeck, Schildesche, Stieghorst, Sennestadt and Senne. Bielefeld was settled in 1215. Count Herman IV of Revensburg was the founder of it. He settled the town to guard an important pass crossing in the Teutoburg Forest. The first large mechanized spinning mill was constructed in 1851 in town by the Bozi brothers. In present, the economy of Bielefeld relies on a few important companies that have their headquarters in town: Dr. Oetker, Moller Group, Schuco and Gildemeister. If you plan to visit the city, here are its main points of interest.

Top Attractions within Bielefeld

Sparrenburg Castle is the most famous attraction of the city. The castle was raised in Bielefeld between 1240 and 1250, at the order of Count Ludwig von Ravensberg. In present, a part of it, the old catacombs and the tower are open to public and attract each year thousands of tourists to Bielefeld.

Neues Rathaus or New City Hall is the city hall that was built in Bielefeld in 1904. It was raised in a Jugendstil style. In present, the building is the home of Bielefeld Opera, the largest theater venue existing in town. Although the construction is a touristic attraction it still keeps its main role, that of a city hall.

Alter Markt or Old Market Place is a public square. It was built in the 16th and 17th centuries. Inside this square you will be able to admire a few gorgeous buildings, that were restored through the years, but thanks to the attentive surveillance of architects, they look the same as before. These townhouses bare a beautiful Gothic and Weser Renaissance style.