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This guide is intended to provide you with a helpful resource of information for your stay. We gathered useful details around our area to make your visit most enjoyable. We hope that this guide will encourage you to go out and explore. The recommendations for the places to go, restaurants and shops are based on our own personal experiences and hopefully can help you to make the best of your visit to the Halle/Westfalen area.
Please let us know if there is anything we can assist you with during your stay. Safe travels!
Overview of the Halle, Bielefeld Area
Halle/Westfalen is a small town with approx. 20,000 citizens. It is favorably located in the region East-Westphalia-Lippe (Ostwestfalen-Lippe, abbreviation OWL) in the centre of Germany. It belongs to the state Northrhine-Westphalia (Nordrhein-Westfalen, NRW). The region provides an attractive landscape with the Teutoburg Forest and the river landscapes of Weser, Ems and Lippe. The nearest major city in the region is Bielefeld. Approx. 320,000 people live in Bielefeld and it combines the advantages of a city with plenty of leisure opportunities in the Teutoburg Forest.
An excellent traffic network, a variety of restaurants and pubs, and a broad choice of accommodations make this university town an attractive place to stay. Major sights, restaurants, bars and shops are within walking distance in and around the city centre. We suggest that you walk around or use the public transportation system to discover Bielefeld.
If you prefer to stay closer to the facility in Halle, you can enjoy this small town with its historic city center. It is ideal for hiking, playing golf or tennis. In June, you may be lucky and meet one of the tennis pros playing at the only German ATP grass tennis tournament which takes place at the Gerry Weber Stadium in Halle.
If you choose to take the train from the airport and need to get from your hotel to the facility, it is most convenient to take a taxi. You can order a taxi by phone, request a taxi at the front desk of your hotel, or just hail a taxi on the street. Available taxis have a lighted taxi sign on the roof. Alternatively, you can also use the regional train from Bielefeld main station to Halle/ Künsebeck station.
In this section, you will find a list of recommended restaurants and bars in the area. For your reference, you will find a short description of each suggestion. If you choose to visit one of the recommended restaurants, the dress code is flexible and you will feel comfortable wearing a suit, business casual or casual clothing. Casual clothing is common and acceptable in bars.
Places To Go
The Bielefeld website is an excellent place to gather detailed sightseeing information for the area. It features information on local attractions, tours and more. There is also a tourist card, which is a travel ticket, entry ticket, and money-off coupon for many attractions in Bielefeld, which can be purchased.
During your stay in Halle/Bielefeld, you may be interested in visiting one of the local events. The area always has events to offer that you can enjoy in your free time, especially in summer when there are a lot of outdoor activities and festivals that can be visited. Additional regional events can be found via the links below:
If you are staying in Halle/Bielefeld a bit longer, and you have a few extra days to spend in Germany before you go back home, you may want to spend some time exploring some of the interesting German cities close by. We have collected a few recommendations within different travel distances and hope this helps in making your choice! (And If you want to use the train to get to the short trip destinations, please visit the website of the Deutsche Bahn for timeline and ticket information)
Campus Visitor Info
Once you arrive at our facility, please report to our reception at the main gate to receive your visitor badge. Your Baxter representative will be at our visitor center to meet you. Furthermore, all visitors will receive an information sheet with safety instructions. If you have further questions regarding safety, please ask your Baxter representative.
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