Kirchdornberg is a district on the western outskirts of Bielefeld in the Teutoburger Forest. The area is dominated by hills and fields and does not remind you of a big city. Even if Kirchdornberg is just a few kilometers away from the city center. The place has been inhabited since the Middle Ages. The oldest building is the 'Peterskirche' (St. Peters Church) with its tower from the 11th century. The photographs were taken on a morning in May 2018.


Power line poles

Power line poles at dawn (Kirchdornberg, Bielefeld).


Dawn on a country road

Dawn on a country road near Kirchdornberg (Bielefeld).


Sunrise in the fields (Hoberger Feldmark)

Sunrise in the field of the Hoberger Feldmark near Kirchdornberg (Bielefeld).


Kirchdornberg in the fields

Kirchdornberg in the fields at 6 am (Bielefeld).



Kirchdornberg (Bielefeld).

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Various photos of a morning walk in Bielefeld. All captured with the Leica CL and the Vario-Elmar-TL 1: 3.5-5.6 / 18-56 mm.


Railway signals

Railway signals at Bielefeld central station


Silhouette with traffic light

Silhouette with traffic light at Nikolaus-Dürkopp-Straße



Facade with a shadow at Obernstraße (downtown Bielefeld)

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More highway colors: Evening in late March at the newly build 'Autobahn A33' (Highway A33) in Bielefeld-Brackwede. This photo was taken with one of my favorite lenses, the Zeiss Batis 25 mm. The traffic is not very high yet. For the photo that was an advantage because the light trails stand out particularly well against each other. To darken the sky I used a ND gradient filter.


Highway A33 (Bielefeld-Brackwede)

Highway A33 - Autobahn A33 at Bielefeld-Brackwede

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Blue hour at the Bielefeld Central Hospital (Klinikum Bielefeld-Mitte) on a March evening after sunset. Photographed from the roof of a new car park at the 'Oelmühlenstraße'.


Central Hospital (Klinikum Bielefeld-Mitte)

Bielefeld Central Hospital

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Highway A2 (Autobahn A2) at Bielefeld-Sennestadt early in the morning before sunrise. The highway leads here through the Teutoburg Forest. This part of the route is known as 'Bielefelder Berg' and because of the speed camera a bubbling source of money for the city administration.


Highway A2 - Bielefelder Berg

Highway A2 (Autobahn A2) - Bielefelder Berg

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Architectural contrasts on a Sunday morning in Bielefeld city center: Old post office and Telekom tower on the Friedrich-Ebert-Straße.


Old post office and Telekom tower

Old post office and Telekom tower in Bielefeld

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Photographically, the University of Bielefeld is one of the most interesting buildings in the city. It is not particularly beautiful, but very impressive from many perspectives.


Landscape with University

landscape with Bielefeld University


Bielefeld University at dusk

Bielefeld University at dusk

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February sunrise and sunset in Bielefeld (Germany).


Winter morning

Winter morning with sunrise in Bielefeld-Baumheide 


Sunset in Bielefeld-Theesen

Sunset in Bielefeld-Theesen 

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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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