Activities Winter Semester 2018/2019

The International Office provides you with multiple opportunities to explore Bielefeld's cultural programme and the surrounding areas. Here you can get to know the region a little better and spend some more time with your fellow students and buddies.

All activities require advanced registration, generally three to two weeks before the event. Just send an e-mail to to learn more.

Foto Shindar Rammo

Company Visit to the Schüco Group


The Schüco Group is one of the leading suppliers of high-quality window, door and façade systems. With 4.900 employees worldwide, it operates in more than 80 countries. After having lunch together, we will visit the showroom in Bielefeld. Schüco will introduce itself as an employer and a recruiter will tell you everything about the working life at Schüco.

Date: Monday, 08 October 2018

Meet up: 12 am, Bielefeld Main Station


Daytrip to Hermannsdenkmal (in Cooperation with ViSiB)

The Hermannsdenkmal is one of the most famous monuments in Germany and Europe. It rises a total of more than 50 meters and therefore is the highest statue in Germany. The excursion is organized by the ViSib.  You will go to Detmold together and visit the monument with English guiding. If possible, on the way back home, you can also visit the Externsteine in Horn-Bad-Meinberg, an impressive sandstone rock formation located in the Teutoburg Forest.

Date: Saturday, 20 October 2018

Place: Grotenburg, Detmold

Meet up: 9 am, Bielefeld Main Station

Participation Fee: 3 € p.p.

Do not forget: Take your semester ticket with you!


International Dinner

International Dinner 2016

Would you like to share your country's cuisine with others and taste new flavours and food from your fellow students' countries? The International Dinner is YOUR chance to get to know new cultural dishes and tastes.

Be it Kimchi, Blini, Bratwurst or Baklava, the motto of the evening is simple: No participation fee, but everybody brings their favourite food from home. All cultures are welcomed!

Date: Friday, 16 November 2018, 6 pm

Meet up: FH Main Building, Conference Area

Participation fee: Simply bring your own dish and an appetite!


Make your own candy – Bonbon-manufacture Bömskes

We will visit the Bonbon-manufacture Bömskes located in Münster, where they show us the traditional manufacturing process of making candy. In a workshop we will make our own candy! Moreover, you have the opportunity to explore Münster’s beautiful Old Town, do some shopping or visit various sights as the cathedral of Münster or the Aasee.

Date: Saturday, 24 November 2018

Where: Julius-Voos-Gasse 6, Münster

Meet up: 7.45 am, Bielefeld Main Station

Do not forget: Take your semester ticket with you!


Christmas Market in Dortmund 

We will take you to Dortmund to visit one of the largest and most beautiful Christmas Markets in Germany. Around 300 stalls display arts and crafts, invite you to stroll around, do some shopping and enjoy the atmosphere. Try culinary treats like the savoury bratwurst and Westphalian barbecued ham and sweet delicacies like roasted almonds and crêpes. Later in the evening we meet again and travel back to Bielefeld.

Date: Friday, 07 December 2018

Meet up: 5.45 pm, Bielefeld Main Station

Participation Fee: Bring money for your food & drinks!


International Christmas Party

To finish our cultural activities programme and thank all our buddies, we want invite you to our Christmas Party. We planned some fun activities like a Christmas cookie- baking competition and “Schrottwichteln” to show you some German Christmas traditions. You can spend another evening all together and say goodbye.

Date: Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Meet up: FH Main Building, room B114, 6 pm


Planetarium + Christmas Market in Münster (in Cooperation with ViSib)

Experience astronomy in the sharpest planetarium in Europe, with the best digital resolution anywhere – the ViSib takes you to Münster, to visit its planetarium and immerse into the eternity of the universe. You will watch the show “Faszination Weltall” and after that you have time to visit the famous Christmas Market in Münster.

Date: Friday, 14 December 2018

Meet up: 1 pm, Bielefeld Main Station

Participation Fee: 3,10 € p.p. for the planetarium. Bring money for your food & drinks!


Theatre Visit in Paderborn (in Cooperation with ViSib)

ViSib takes you to Paderborn to visit the theatre. You will watch the German play “Leonce & Lena” by Georg Büchner.

Date: Friday, 18 January 2018

Location: New Theatre in Paderborn, Neuer Platz 6

Participation Fee: 5 € p.p.