Bielefeld, NW

City of Bielefeld, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Bielefeld is an independent city that is the largest city ofthe Ostwestfalen-Lippe Region. The centre of Bielefeld is situated on the eastern side of the TeutoburgForest, but the modern city incorporates boroughs on the opposite side and onthe hilltops.
Bielefeld has a small airstrip, Flugplatz Bielefeld, in the Senne district butis mainly served by the two larger airports nearby, Paderborn Lippstadt Airportand Münster Osnabrück International airport.

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City of Bielefeld, Germany

Sparrenburg Castle is the most famous landmark. It was built between 1240 and1250 by Count Ludwig von Ravensberg. The 37 m high tower and the catacombs ofthe castle are open to the public. The oldest city church is AltstädterNicolaikirche. It is a Gothic hall church with a height of 81.5 m. It wasfounded in 1236 by the Bishop of Paderborn, and enlarged at the beginning of the14th century. The church was damaged in World War II and later rebuilt. Threetimes a day, a carillon can be heard. The most valuable treasure of this churchis a carved altar from Antwerp, decorated with 250 figures. A small museumhoused within illustrates the history of the church up to World War II.

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