Leisure, culture, sport

    Here’s a list of cinemas, museums and other leisure activities in Bielefeld. You will also find addresses of sports clubs and art schools as well as a list of swimming pools in Bielefeld.

    Leisure, culture

    Cinemaxx Bielefeld

    Shows all the current movie releases. Concession tickets are available on Monday to Wednesday; Sunday and public holidays are family viewing days.

    Address
    Cinemaxx Bielefeld
    Ostwestfalenplatz 1
    33602 Bielefeld

    www.cinemaxx.de

    Lichtwerk

    Lichtwerk shows selected films for children and adults.

    Address
    Lichtwerk
    Ravensberger Park 7
    33607 Bielefeld

    www.lichtwerkkino.de

    Neue Kamera

    You can view selected movies at Neue Kamera.

    Address
    Neue Kamera
    Feilenstraße 2-4
    33602 Bielefeld

    www.kamera-filmkunst.de

    Open Air Kino Luna [outdoor cinema Luna]

    Films are shown according to the programme, starting after nightfall.

    Address
    Open Air Kino Luna [outdoor cinema]
    Ravensberger Park
    33607 Bielefeld

    www.lunakino.de

    Offkino

    Films are shown every Friday according to the programme

    Address
    Im Filmhaus Bielefeld
    August-Bebel-Str. 94
    33602 Bielefeld

    www.offkino.de

    Stadttheater Bielefeld [Bielefeld City Theatre]

    Stadttheater Bielefeld and the Bielefeld Philharmonic Orchestra perform at three venues: Stadttheater, Theater am Alten Markt and the Rudolf-Oetker Hall.

    The programme can be found here:
    Theatre programme

    Address
    Niederwall 27
    33602 Bielefeld.

    Theater am Alten Markt

    Stadttheater Bielefeld and the Bielefeld Philharmonic Orchestra perform at three venues: Stadttheater, Theater am Alten Markt and the Rudolf-Oetker Hall.

    The programme can be found here:
    Theatre programme

    Address
    Alter Markt 1
    33602 Bielefeld.

    Rudolf-Oetker-Halle [Rudolf-Oetker Hall]

    Stadttheater Bielefeld and the Bielefeld Philharmonic Orchestra perform at three venues: Stadttheater, Theater am Alten Markt and the Rudolf-Oetker Hall.

    The programme can be found here:
    Rudolf-Oetker Hall programme

    Address
    Lampingstraße 16
    33615 Bielefeld

    Theaterlabor im TOR 6

    You can not only attend performances but also actively take part in them.
    www.theaterlabor.de

    Address
    Hermann-Kleinewächterstr. 6
    33602 Bielefeld

    Komödie Bielefeld

    The theatre’s own ensemble puts on comedies and musical revues.
    www.komoedie-bielefeld.de

    Address
    Ritterstr. 1
    33602 Bielefeld

    Trotz-Alledem-Theater

    The Trotz-Alledem-Theater is for children and young people.
    www.trotz-alledem-theater.de

    Address
    Feilenstr. 4
    33602 Bielefeld.

    Mobiles Theater, e.V.

    The programme features current and new plays. You can also see music theatre and comedies here.
    www.mobiles-theater-bielefeld.de

    Address
    Theaterhaus Feilenstr. 4
    33602 Bielefeld

    Alarm-Theater

    The actors at Alarm-Theater are people of different origins and ages. The plays often have socially relevant themes.
    www.alarmtheater.de

    Address
    Gustav-Adolf-Str. 17
    33615 Bielefeld

    Stereo Club

    3 areas, music from Hip-Hop to House.
    www.stereo-bielefeld.de

    Address
    Am Boulevard 1
    33613 Bielefeld

    Farinda Club

    Music from Hip-Hop and Dancehall to Greek music.
    farinda-club.de

    Address
    Gütersloher Str. 17
    33647 Bielefeld

    Movie Bielefeld

    Music: Rock and metal
    www.movie-bielefeld.de

    Address
    Am Bahnhof 6
    33602 Bielefeld

    Café Europa

    Music: pop, house, black.
    www.cafeeuropa.de

    Address
    Jahnplatz 4
    33602 Bielefeld

    Lokschuppen Bielefeld

    Music: charts, gothic, dancehall, live concerts.
    www.ringlokschuppen.com

    Address
    Stadtheider Strasse 11
    33609 Bielefeld

    Forum Bielefeld

    Music: rock, hip-hop, electro, Balkan etc.
    forum-bielefeld.com

    Address
    Meller Str. 2
    33613 Bielefeld

    Kunsthalle Bielefeld [Art Gallery Bielefeld]

    Contemporary art

    www.kunsthalle-bielefeld.de/

    Address
    Arthur-Ladebeck-Str. 5
    33602 Bielefeld

    Bauernhausmuseum [Farmhouse Museum Bielefeld]

    Rural life in Germany around 1850

    www.bielefelder-bauernhausmuseum.de

    Address
    Dornberger Str. 82
    33619 Bielefeld

    Namu Bielefeld

    Natural History Museum

    www.namu-ev.de

    Address
    Kreuzstr. 20
    33602 Bielefeld

    Dr. Oetker Welt [Dr. Oetker World]

    Company history, production and products

    Dr. Oetker Welt [Dr. Oetker World]

    Address
    Lutterstraße 14
    33617 Bielefeld

    Bielefelder Kunstverein im Waldhof

    Contemporary art

     www.bielefelder-kunstverein.de

    Address
    Welle 61
    33602 Bielefeld

    Historisches Museum [Historical museum]

    History of the City of Bielefeld and East Westphalia.

    www.historisches-museum-bielefeld.de

    Address
    Ravensberger Park 2
    33607 Bielefeld

    Sparrenburg

    Restored fortress, Bielefeld’s historic landmark (underground guided tours, climbable tower).

    Sparrenburg

    Address
    Am Sparrenberg 40
    33602 Bielefeld

    Heimat-Tierpark Olderdissen

    Here you can see native forest and wild animals. Free entry.

    Heimat-Tierpark Olderdissen

    Address
    Dornberger Str. 149A
    33619 Bielefeld

    Botanical Gardens Bielefeld

    The Botanical Gardens hold a large collection of plants. Free entry.

    Botanical Gardens Bielefeld

    Address
    Am Kahlenberg 16
    33617 Bielefeld

    Obersee

    Artificially created reservoir in the Bielefeld district of Schildesche.

    Obersee

    Address
    33611 Bielefeld

    You can borrow books and children’s books, films and CDs from the libraries. They also have many other things on offer. For example, you can learn German there together with others. More information is available from all libraries.

    City Library

    Address
    Neumarkt 1
    33602 Bielefeld
    Phone 0521 51-5000

    City Library Bielefeld

     

    Baumheide district library


    Rabenhof 76
    33609 Bielefeld
    (at the recreation center)
    Phone 0521 51-3982

    Baumheide district library

    Brackwede district library

    Address
    Germanenstraße 17
    33647 Bielefeld
    Phone 0521 51-5238

    Brackwede district library

    Dornberg district library

    Address
    Werther Straße 436
    33619 Bielefeld
    Phone: 0521 51-3071

    Dornberg district library

    Heepen district library

    Address
    Heeper Straße 442
    33719 Bielefeld
    Phone: 0521 51-2456

    Heepen district library

    Jöllenbeck district library

    Address
    Amtsstraße 13
    33739 Bielefeld
    (at the county office)
    Phone: 0521 51-6615

    Jöllenbeck district library

    Schildesche district library


    Apfelstraße 210
    33611 Bielefeld
    (in the building of the Martin-Niemöller Comprehensive School, the entrance is at the rear)
    Phone: 0521 51-2454

    Schildesche district library

    Sennestadt district library

    Address
    Elbeallee 70
    33689 Bielefeld
    Phone: 0521 51-5584

    Sennestadt district library

    Stieghorst district library


    Am Wortkamp 3
    33605 Bielefeld
    (in the building of the Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau Comprehensive School)
    Telefon: 0521 51-2934

    Stieghorst district library

    Bielefeld City School of Music and Art

    There are many music and art courses on offer.

    A list of the courses offered can be found here:
    School of Music and Art

    Details of the cost of the courses can be found here:
    Costs

    Address
    Burgwiese 9
    33602 Bielefeld
    Phone 0521 51-6677

    Pow! School of Music

    At Musikschule Pow! you or your children can learn different musical instruments.

    There are also opportunities of singing in a choir.

    More details can be found here:
    Musikschule Pow

    Address
    Arthur-Ladebeck-Str. 85
    33602 Bielefeld
    Phone 0521 63366

    Artimalaya

    Here you can learn to paint, no matter whether you are a beginner or at a more advanced stage. You are always welcome!

    More information: Artimalaya

    Address
    Brackweder Str. 60
    33647 Bielefeld
    Fixed line 0521 96878788
    Mobile 0170 8813358

    Choirs

    If you feel like singing in a choir, here are some places to go:

    Choirs in Bielefelder

    Superfly Air Sports Bielefeld

    Babenhauser Straße 325
    33619 Bielefeld
    Phone 0521 96989990

    Superfly

     

    climbing park Bielefeld

    Am Johannisberg 3
    33615 Bielefeld
    Phone 05232 699920

    climbing park Bielefeld

     

    BlocBuster boulder hall

    Herforder Straße 265a
    33609 Bielefeld
    Phone 0521 30449108

    Bloc Buster Bielefeld

    boulder hall Bielefeld

    Am Waldbad 60
    33659 Bielefeld-Senne
    Phone 0521 95037070

    boulder hall Bielefeld

    Funtasia Bielefeld

    Wilhelm-Bertelsmann-Str. 25
    33607 Bielefeld
    Phone 0521 55770077

    Funtasia

    Sports

    Bielefeld offers a wide range of sports and club activities. If you are interested in a particular sport, you can find more information here:

    [Sports Association Bielefeld

    Youth Sports Association Bielefeld

    Children on the move (from page 28: sports for children and young people)

    Bielefeld in motion!

    In addition, it is also possible to do sport at a gym. However as the contracts often run for 12 or 24 months, you must make sure that your residence permit also covers this period.

    You can register regardless of your residence permit at the gyms operated by the clubs. These are called “Reha-Zentren” [rehabilitation centres].

    If you don’t want to register with a club or gym and also don’t want to do sports on your own, you can also participate in “[Bielefeld get outside – sports in the park”.

    It is open for everyone and is free of charge.

    www.sportimpark-bielefeld.de

     

    Bielefeld has many parks and (forest) hiking trails. Here are some suggestions:

    Jogging and power walking:
    Jogging and power walking

    Cycling:
    Cycling and bike tours

    Leisurely walks:
    Parks

    Experiencing nature in Bielefeld:
    “Experiencing nature” brochure

    Ishara family swimming pool

    Opening hours and prices:

    Ishara

    Address
    Europaplatz 1
    33613 Bielefeld

    Phone 0521 51-1400

    family swimming pool & sauna Heepen

    Opening hours and prices:
    family swimming pool Heepen

    Address
    Schlauden 11
    33719 Bielefeld-Heepen
    Phone 0521 51-1400

     

    SennestadtBad

    Opening hours and prices:
    SennestadtBad

    Address
    Travestr. 28
    33689 Bielefeld
    Phone 0521 51-1400

    Sportbad & Sauna AquaWede

    Opening hours and prices:
    Sportbad Aquawede

    Address
    Duisburger Straße 4
    33647 Bielefeld-Brackwede
    Phone 0521 51-1400

    outdoor pool Jöllenbeck

    Öffnungszeiten und Preise:
    outdoor pool Jöllenbeck

    Address
    Naturstadion 12b
    33739 Bielefeld
    Phone 0521 51-1480

    outdoor pool Schröttinghausen

    Opening hours and prices:
    outdoor pool Schröttinghausen

    Address
    Campingstraße 3
    33739 Bielefeld

    outdoor pool Dornberg

    Opening hours and prices:
    outdoor pool Dornberg

    Address
    Forellenweg 8
    33619 Bielefeld

    outdoor pool Hillegossen

    Opening hours and prices:
    outdoor pool Hillegossen

    Address
    Oelkerstraße 24
    33699 Bielefeld

    Senner Waldbad

    Opening hours and prices::
    Senner Waldbad

    Address
    Am Waldbad 74
    33659 Bielefeld

    outdoor swimming pond Brackwede

    Opening hours and prices:
    outdoor swimming pond Brackwede

    Address
    Osnabrücker Str. 63 a
    33649 Bielefeld

    outdoor pool Wiesenbad Bielefeld

    Öffnungszeiten und Preise:
    Wiesenbad

    Address
    Werner-Bock-Straße 34
    33602 Bielefeld

    outdoor pool Gadderbaum

    Öffnungszeiten und Preise:
    outdoor pool Gadderbaum

    Address
    Im Holschebruch 7
    33617 Bielefeld