Bielefeld-Facts
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    Walking time 

    Bielefeld has 4,002 km of streets and paths. If you wanted to walk them all, assuming you walked four kilometers an hour, eight hours a day, it would take you 125 days. And, when you need to get home there are 1,470 bus and tram stops, and subway and railway stations in Bielefeld.

    Brightness 

    Assuming that every kilometer of street in Bielefeld has an average of 33 street lamps with 50W of power, then Bielefeld has more than 132,050 street lamps, which use 6.6 megawatts of electricity per hour. Over a number of years, that adds up to the amount of energy produced by a volcanic eruption.

    Local recreation 

    With a total area of 5.1 square kilometers, public green spaces and parks make up 2% of Bielefeld’s total area, 259 square kilometers. That means each of Bielefeld’s 328,864 residents has an average of 15.5 square meters – less than most large Zoo animals!

    Nightlife 

    When people in Bielefeld want to go out, they are spoilt for choice; the city has more than 628 cafés, restaurants, bars, ice-cream parlors, beer gardens, cinemas, nightclubs and theatres. If they were all lined up along a single street, it would need to be at least 4 km long.

    Tourism 

    More than 382 sights and monuments, and far more than 1,536 retailers, mean there is plenty of sightseeing to do in Bielefeld. Feeling tired? After a hard day visiting all the cultural attractions in the city, shopping or a night at the theatre, Bielefeld offers more than 50 hotels, youth hostels and camp sites.
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