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Culture and Events in Bielefeld

Experience the diverse and colorful culture of Bielefeld

The many museums and numerous galleries in Bielefeld ensure the enjoyment of art and a variety of exhibitions. For theater visitors and opera enthusiasts it is definitely worth it to visit our city and the Bielefeld City Theater with around 600 performances annually. The theater is one of the largest in the East Westphalia region.

In addition a wide variety of events take place in our Bielefeld City Hall, the Rudolf-Oetker Hall, the Seidensticker Hall, the Lokschuppen or the Ravensberger Spinnerei.

Take advantage of our weekend offer with the matching cultural package for a cultural time in Bielefeld.

Museums in Bielefeld

The Kunsthalle Bielefeld is dedicated to german and international art of the 20th and 21st centuries. As an architectural monument, it combines the function of a museum with its own collection and an exhibition house with three to four large changing exhibitions a year on the art of classical modernism and positions of contemporary art. Built by the great American architect Philip Johnson between 1966 and 1968, it is the first evidence of his architecture in Europe and one of the most important museum buildings of the post-war period.

The Historical Museum in Ravensberger Park presents the history of Bielefeld and its region vividly and vividly. From the early suburban settlement to the present day, it documents how people worked and lived. The focus is on the industrial age, which has had the most lasting impact on the city and its surroundings since the middle of the 19th century.

Not only did the Bauernhaus Museum receive the Special Commendation award as part of the European Museum Of The Year Award 2001, it is also the oldest open-air museum in Germany, which has been on the Ochsenheide in Bielefeld since 1917.

Theaters in Bielefeld

The Theater Bielefeld is one of the largest theaters in the region, with around 600 performances per year in drama, dance and music theater. The Drei-Sparten-Haus thus not only determines the local variety of programs, but with its varied program often enjoys national attention far beyond the borders of East Westphalia. Bielefeld’s free cultural scene is omnipresent in streets, squares and small theaters with open-air performances and experimental theater all year round.


The AlarmTheater, founded in 1993, is a professional theater with a beautiful venue in the west of Bielefeld. Up to 8 plays and crossover performances for young people and adults are produced annually.

The AlarmTheater not only has a wide range in its program, but also topicality in its productions, which include Thematize flight, racism and dementia and have received numerous awards. Since 2013, a thematic focus has been on working with young refugees.

The GOP Variety Theater Bad Oeynhausen in the former Kurhaus Bad Oeynhausen.

Here you can experience spectacular artistry and grandiose comedy moments in the two-monthly changing shows, enjoy culinary delights from the GOP kitchen and end the evening in the ADIAMO Dance Club.

Concerts in greater Bielefeld

From intimate, small jam sessions and events in the Ulmenwall bunker or in Plan B, concerts in the Ringlokschuppen, Stadthalle or Forum Bielefeld to classical concerts in the Rudolf-Oetker-Halle, you will find something for every taste in Bielefeld. Open air concerts in Ravensberger Park or major events in the OWL Arena in Halle Westphalia.

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The whole city in one ticket – TouristCard Bielefeld

Theaters, museums, concerts, festivals, shopping, gastronomic highlights – Bielefeld is a lively city with everything your heart desires. With the Bielefelder Tourist-Card you buy the advantage package for an exciting day. Experience the best activities in the city with free or reduced admission and reach all attractions in a relaxed way by bus & train, because the tickets are of course included.

The one-day single ticket and one-day group ticket can be conveniently purchased from us at the reception. For longer stays there are also 3-day single and group tickets at the Tourist Information Bielefeld. You decide to use the Tourist Card on your way through the city? No problem, the cards are also available in the city buses, at the Sparrenburg, the participating museums and in the ServiceCenter moBiel.

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