Das Bauerngärtchen

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Das Bauerngärtchen is a nice farm cafe just outside Bielefeld in Dornberg. You can have cake & tea while ducks, chickens, pigs and dogs walk around and pick up the crumbs from under your table. There are also plenty of horses, ponies, goats and rabbits to pet. A good sandpit and slide, plus mini tractors to ride around on. There’s a Bioladen (farm shop) and if the weather isn’t so great there’s an indoor seating area with a great corner for kids full of toys and books. On our visit this weekend there was an adorable baby pig (although his parents weren’t quite so cute 🙂

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English Cinema


I think we’ve mentioned Lichtwerk Kino before , but it’s a nice cinema in Ravensburger Park and shows movies often on Sundays and Tuesdays in their native language. I noticed Before Midnight and the Great Gatsby are both playing at the moment. Check out their schedule to see when films are screened in OmU (native language with german subtitles).



Summer Events

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The English drama student group are performing Arthur Miller’s: The Crucible  from July 22nd – July 27th at 8 pm in Bielefeld University’s AudiMin. Admission is free.

Sunday 30th June

Neighbourhood festival at Siegfriedplatz – music, food, dancing and fun for everyone!

15:00 Tausch- und Trödelmarkt

15:00 Spielmobil für Kinder
15:30 Live-Musik »Valise Quintett«
Lindy Hop (in der Pause)

18:45 Live-Musik »Kristin Shey«
20:30 Live-Musik » SKArtist«

Saturday 3rd August

Children’s Fest also at Siegfriedplatz from 14 to 18 clock. Last year they had a puppet show, games, and the fire department let the kids climb into a real fire engine (huge hit with my sons!)

Free outdoor events

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There are three free concerts at the Sparrenburg, Wednesdays on 8 p.m.
June 12th Manfred Maurenbrecher & band
July 10th Zélia Fonseca & band
August 21st: Sabrina Ascaciba & band
(In event of rain they move to Bunker Ulmenwall – tram stop Landgericht).

Nine free puppet theatre performances (by Teutoburger Puppenbühne ) outside the Meierhof cafe Tierpark Olderdissen on Saturdays at 4 p.m from 15th June to 1oth August (for about half an hour):

Thanks PollyEster for the tips!

Italian Restaurant in the Woods

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On a warm afternoon Allegro Habichtshoehe is a nice place to eat and relax. It’s peaceful, surrounded by fields and woods and there is a good playground right next to the summer terrace so you can eat while watching over the kids.