Trailing Spouses expat group


We are a group of creative foreign spouses whose partners are either from Bielefeld or moved to work / study here. We meet regularly to discuss our expat experiences, offer support to each other and do art activities (no art experience required!). We are also open to new members –  you don’t need to be a trailing spouse, all expats welcome. Whether you are new in Bielefeld or have been here for longer than you can remember and are interested in joining us, we can be reached at trailing.spouses (@) googlemail.com

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About Our Blog


As trailing spouses, we know what it’s like to arrive in Germany with little time to prepare and sometimes even zero knowledge of the language. To help, we’ve created this blog as a resource for all newcomers to Bielefeld. Though we are all learning German in one way or another, the working language of our group is English; to that end, we try to compile resources that are especially helpful for both foreign spouses and English-speakers. Often, we simply share recommendations and tips about places that we enjoy in the area. These may just be places where we’ve had good experiences, such as a local café, or they may also be places where English is spoken, such as doctor’s offices or other service providers. This isn’t intended to be an all-inclusive guide to Bielefeld; rather, we want to highlight what the “official” guides may miss, and put a special emphasis on what’s useful for a new foreigner to know. If you know of something great that we don’t have here, please leave us a comment! You can also send us an email to trailing.spouses (@) gmail.com

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