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Back to nature – hiking in Bielefeld

Bielefeld in the middle of the Teutoburg Forest is the ideal starting point for great hikes. You will find unspoiled nature and explore the history of our region. The hiking trails in the Teutoburg Forest are well known for their great marked path network. Hike through Bielefeld and enjoy the beautiful view and the fresh air.

For all nature lovers we hold a small “emergency-kit” available at our reception in case you forgot something for your hike. We also offer a drip tray and brushes for your shoes if you need.

Combine your hike with a great activity in Bielefeld. Whether as a couple or as a family, you can observe animals from our region in the Heimattierpark Olderdissen, explore the variety of plants in the botanical garden, visit our landmark the Sparrenburg or experience great adventures in the climbing park in the middle of Johannisberg.

Check out your desired date right away and book our special offer Hike & Bike for all who love to be outside in the nature or maybe our Family Deal in case you travel with your kids. 

Hermannshöhen approx. 226 km - Hiking trail Teutoburg Forest

Hiking in the Teutoburg Forest makes you happy – especially on the Top Trail Hermannshöhen. That is why we recommend you: Hike the Hermannsweg! Between the Westphalian Halle and the Velmerstot observation tower you will find the Sparrenburg, the Hermanns monument, the Extern stones and again and again the luck of far views.
Our Hotel Bielefelder Hof is ideally located for a pit stop to recharge your batteries and then hike the rest of the Hermannsweg.

From castle to mountain

This 7 km circular hiking trail leads through easily accessible paths through Bielefeld and is an ideal route even for less experienced hikers. Along the Bielefelder Pass there are many interesting excursion destinations in the East Westphalian metropolis. Tip to start your hike in Bielefeld: a visit to the Sparrenburg castle and fortress from the year 1240.

The hiking trail leads along the Johannis – cemetery and the Botanical Garden in Bielefeld to the entry-free zoo Olderdissen. The Ochsenheide, a gem, lines the hike on the route section to the farmhouse museum. Then continue to the Johannisberg, from where the descent back to the starting point begins.

Olderdissen - Animal Park

The Olderdissen – animal park is a popular destination for families with children, kindergartens and school classes. On the approximately 16 hectare facility you can view and observe over 450 animals of 90 different species. The Olderdissen – animal park is located in the middle of the Johannisberg in the Teutobug Forest and is therefore also popular for many walkers from the surrounding area. The concept of the zoo shows itself through the natural enclosures, ponds and meadows and invites one or the other animal species to voluntarily settle in the vicinity of their fellows. A large playground also invites you to play and have fun.

From the Hotel Bielefelder Hof you can easily reach the Olderdissen zoo by car in 10 minutes or you can use the tram line 1 in the direction of Senne to the Bethel stop and combine your visit with a half-hour walk past the botanical garden up to the Johannisberg.


Botanical Garden - Bielefeld

In 2012 the Botanical Garden – Bielefeld celebrated its 100th anniversary. It is attractively located on the Kahlenberg near the center and offers visitors a varied picture. Not only those interested in botany, but also walkers like the enormous scope of the plant collection as well as the diverse garden design elements. Regardless of whether you are more interested in trees or flowers, everyone can discover their favorite plant in the botanical garden! Special highlights are the rhododendrons and azaleas collections as well as the presentation of the different habitats: rock garden, alpine garden, medicinal and spice garden, heather garden and beech forest flora – to name just a few. Children are usually particularly interested in the playground.


Hiking in Bielefeld

There are much more beautiful hiking trails in greater Bielefeld. Please do not hesitate to contact our staff at the reception for more information. Find our contact right here.

Our Hotel Bielefelder Hof is the ideal starting point for your nature experience. Combine your hike with a relaxing stay in one of our comfortable rooms or suites.

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