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Walk Through Bielefeld - a City That Does Not Exist

Join me for a virtual walk through the streets of Bielefeld, a German town that peculiarly became famous due to a conspiracy claiming that the town never exited.

From Bielefeld
Online Experience
1 Hour
Upto 10 people
English, German, Italian
  • Real-time experience streamed live from the non existent streets of Bielefeld
  • Visit prominent landmarks like Sparrenburg Castle and Kunsthalle Bielefeld
  • Uncover the truth and rationale behind the intriguing Bielefeld Conspiracy

Join me for a virtual walk through the streets of Bielefeld, a German town that peculiarly became famous due to a conspiracy claiming that the town never existed. 

We will start from the medieval fortress on a hill of Teutoburger Forest, where you can learn about the foundation of this town and explore the massive 13th-century Sparrenburg Castle walls. Next, we will take a short walk down the hill towards the historical centre, dotted with gothic, neo-baroque and Jugendstil (Art Nouveau) buildings, passing by the Kunsthalle, Bielefeld's modern art museum.Once we reach the gothic part of the city, we will explore the narrow streets around the Alter Markt (Old Market Square), pass by a catholic monastery and a protestant church, and admire the impressive facades of patrician houses. 

Towards the end of the tour, we will stop by the Linen Weavers' Monument. At this point, we will delve into the past of this town, whose economy was orbiting around the textile industry. Before finishing our walk at the Altes Rathaus (Old City Hall) and the Bielefeld Theatre, I will tell you more about the story of the conspiracy behind the popular claim that "Bielefeld does not exist".

About this experience
  • Please have a good internet connection and Zoom app installed on your phone or laptop
  • The instructions to join the meeting will be sent via email shortly after the booking
Know before you go
  • Please sign in to the Zoom app five minutes prior to the beginning of the experience
  • This tour involves travelling to various places, at times the internet connection may be weak. However, we will attempt to minimize such disruptions (only for outdoor tours)
  • You can book this tour either for 35 EUR per screen OR as a private session for 69 EUR for up to 10 screens joining this activity with you from all over the world. You will see the option to book this experience as a private tour on the checkout page if it is available for that time slot
  • Since these are live tours, they may be subject to last minute cancellation due to inclement weather, Internet disruptions or other unforeseen circumstances.
Meet your Host
Manuel Marabese

For the past 12 years, I have run tours and adventures around the world - from motorcycling the Ruta 40 in Patagonia to dogsledding in Arctic Norway, with some underwater tours around tropical islands in between. Now, I would like to take you with me on a different adventure; a virtual city walk discovering a fairly unknown yet interesting and very typical German town.

From USD 43 / Screen
Important Information
  • Fully refundable in case of any cancellation upto 2 days before the tour.