The Bielefeld sports scene offers so much for outdoor enthusiasts. There are numerous hiking trails and cycling paths through the Teutoburg Forest and surrounding green areas. And adrenaline-seekers will be thrilled by the outdoor climbing park.
And of course, don’t miss the local football club, DSC Arminia Bielefeld.
Football / Soccer
No German city is complete without its own soccer team. The local Bielefeld sports club is DSC Arminia Bielefeld. You can catch their home matches right in the city center, at the conveniently-located SchücoArena (Melanchthonstraße 31a). This stadium has the capacity to fit just over 27,000 fans.
Cycling And Walking
With its proximity to the Teutoburg Forest, there is no shortage of hiking and biking trails in Bielefeld. In fact, there is about 580 km (360 mi) worth of paths for you to practice your favorite recreational activity.
From the “Hermann’s” Way to the “Wappen” Way, these routes will allow you to see some of the most scenic and historic parts of the city. Some will lead you past the idyllic Obersee lake as well as onto some nearby villages.
All routes are well-marked with signs to keep you moving along and on the right path.
This Bielefeld sports hall is a multipurpose complex. The Seidensticker Hall (Werner-Bock-Straße 35) can host important sporting events and championships. It is also used for large meetings and even concerts.
Climbing Park At Johannisberg
For the more adventurous traveler, this Bielefeld sports club is just the ticket. The Climbing Park (Am Johannisberg 3) is located outdoors for a more authentic experience. Use the platforms, ropes and beams to make your way through the treetops.
The courses are graded based on difficulty and heights, so there’s little need to worry even if you’re a newbie to the world of tree climbing. Come and enjoy the forty plus climbing routes up in the trees of Bielefeld.