We do not really have much snow in winter in Bielefeld. Mostly the weather from December to March is just gray and rainy. But sometimes it is different. Photographs from Bielefeld's landmark 'Sparrenburg Castle' in a snowstorm and on a beautiful Sunday morning shortly after sunrise...



Snowstorm at Sparrenburg Castel in Bielefeld


Winter sunrise at Sparrenburg Castle

Winter sunrise at Sparrenburg Castle in Bielefeld (Germany)

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Colorful Christmas Emitting Diode: LED lights on the Bielefeld Christmas Market early in the morning on December 24, 2017.


Christmas Emitting Diode

LED-Lights and bokeh at the Christmas Market in Bielefeld (Germany).

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Switched off LED lamps at the Christmas Market in front of the Nicolai Church in Bielefeld (Germany).


Lights at the Christmas Market

lights at the Christmas Market in Bielefeld 

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Silhouette at 'Breite Straße' after a rain shower in Bielefeld (Germany). Towers of 'Neustädter Marienkirche' und 'Sparrenburg Castle' in the background.


Silhouette - Breite Straße (Bielefeld)

Silhouette at Breite Straße in Bielefeld (Germany).

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Landscapes with tram a few minutes after sunset at Bielefeld's loneliest tram stop 'Buschbachtal' in the district Milse. It is planned to create a new residential area in the future. Until then, the stop is quite alone in the fields.


Landscape with tram

Tram stop (Stadtbahn) at Buschbachtal in Bielefeld-Milse.

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Two photographs from the 'Viadukt', a railway bridge in Bielefeld-Schildesche. The oldest part of the bridge was build in the 19th century by the 'Köln-Mindener Eisenbahn-Gesellschaft' (Cologne-Minden Railway Company). The 'Viadukt' was unter heavy attacks during World War II and 16 of the original 28 arches have been destroyed. The bridge is the most famous landmark of the Bielefeld district of Schildesche.


Railway bridge at lake Obersee

Railway bridge 'Viadukt' in Bielefeld-Schildesche


Night train

A night train crossing the 'Viadukt' in Bielefeld-Schildesche.

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Sunrise on October 1, 2017 at the Farmhouse Museum (Bauernhaus-Museum) in Bielefeld. The museum located in the Teutoburg Forest shows rural life as it was in East Westphalia before industrialization. Established in 1917 it is one of Germanys oldest open-air museum. Not very big but very nicely designed. And it's a perfect spot for a photo or two in early October!   


Farmhouse Museum #1

Windmill at the Bauernhaus-Museum in Bielefeld in the backlight.


Farmhouse Museum #2

Windmill at the Bauernhaus-Museum in Bielefeld.

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Chinese Anemones (Anemone hupehensis) at the Botanical Garden in Bielefeld. Actually, I just wanted to take a few test photos with the new Zeiss Batis Apo-Sonnar f/2.8 135 mm. Certainly flowers are not the main field of application for this lens. It still worked quite well!


Chinese anemone #1
(Anemone hupehensis)

Chinese anemone (Anemone hupehensis)


Chinese anemone #2
(Anemone hupehensis)

Chinese anemone (Anemone hupehensis))



The lake Obersee is a reservoir in a recreation area in the Bielefeld district of Schildesche. It was build in the late 1970s and is the largest lake in the town of Bielefeld. The following photos were taken on a Sunday morning at about seven o'clock.


Obersee #1

Obersee in Bielefeld-Schildesche


Obersee #2

Obersee in Bielefeld-Schildesche


Obersee #3

Obersee in Bielefeld-Schildesche

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The Bielefeld University (Universität Bielefeld) was founded in the late 1960s. The main building represents with its functional concrete structure the typical architectural style of that period. The university is by far the largest building in Bielefeld. Even if from today's point of view only a minority may call it beautiful, it is without doubt one of the city's most prominent landmarks.



Edge (Bielefeld University)



Glasshouse (Bielefeld University)

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