Bielefeld is the main city in Eastern Westphalia. Formerly a linen weaving hub, it is now an urban oasis in the middle of the Teutoburg Forest. Pubs and restaurants compete with the Sparrenburg Castle for attention, and visitors will find it hard to choose between diverse attractions like the Old Market Square and Olderdissen Animal Park. So keep your schedule clear and get a car for hire in Bielefeld so you can move around all over the town and to points of interest nearby.
You can start by visiting the tourist information center in the new town hall. Now you are ready for the city tour, assuming you have got a car for rent in Bielefeld. The first point of interest is the Sparrenburg Castle and its huge network of underground passages, built high up on a hill in the 13th century. Given the town's history, you must visit the Ravensberg Spinning Mill and the Linen Weaver Statue. The Old Market Square is a big tourist attraction with its period homes like the Crüwell House, a 1530 Gothic structure. Must-visit attractions include the Nicolai Church from 1236 and Marien Church which dates back to the late 13th century. If you have time, also visit the Stadttheater (city theatre) and the Old Town Hall next to it. If you can mange it, the Rudolf Oetker Concert Hall and the Olderdissen Animal Park will be well worth the visit.
With so much to see and do in Bielefeld, it will be hard to tear yourself away from the city for a foray into the other towns in Teutoburg Forest. But you will not regret it once you head out for the trip and see attractions like the gingerbread city of Borgholzhausen. You can visit Schloß Holte-Stukenbrock and be surprised by the white tigers in Hollywood and Safari Park Stukenbrock. Then there are the mineral and mud bath spas in Bad Driburg, which is famous for its thermal baths.
Bielefeld is perfectly located for short drive trips to other big cities nearby. You can reach Münster in less than an hour and a half on the A2 and B64, with towns like Guetersloh and its protected wetlands along the way. You can reach Osnabrueck in less than an hour on the A30 and if you are visiting Schloß Holte-Stukenbrock, Paderborn is just 25 minutes further ahead on the A33.
There are plenty of agencies with depots offering a car rental in Bielefeld for travelers. You can find them near the town hall and on Herforder St. and Elsa-Brändström St., among other places. The easy way to find the best deal is to use an online service to compare deals and vehicles. Find the best deal you can get and book your vehicle right now.
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