Bielefeld is a city in Nordrhein-Westfalen, Northwestern Germany. Population; 341,730. It is situated near the famous Teutoburg Forest where the Germanic tribes defeated the Romans a long time ago (watch „Gladiator“).
The city is home to a significant number of international companies, incl. Dr. Oetker, Gildemeister, and Schüco. There’s a university and several Fachhochschulen. It is also famous for the Bethel Institution, and for the Bielefeld Conspiracy, which satirizes conspiracy theories by claiming that Bielefeld does not actually exist and is just a figment of your imagination. This concept has been used in marketing campaigns and alluded to by Chancellor Angela Merkel. The city was founded in 1214 by Count Hermann IV of Ravensberg to guard a pass crossing the Teutoburg Forest.