Hechelei Bielefeld

Eingang zur Bielefelder Hechelei.

Part of the historic industrial ensemble of the Ravensberger Spinnerei (Ravensberg Spinning Works), the Hechelei was where heckling was done. It is located in cental Bielefeld at the Ravensberger Park.



Bielefeld Central station (Hauptbahnhof): ICE trains once or more per hour, IC/EC and regional trains.
From there, continue via local transport or taxi or walk 17 minutes.
Local transport:
Tram (partly undergroud): line 3 Dürkopp Tor 6 (walk 4 minutes), line 4 Marktstraße (walk 7 minutes), lines 1, 2 Rathaus (walk 9 minutes).
From Bielefeld Central station: walk 3 minutes across the station square into the underground tram station. From there, line 3 (towards Dürkopp Tor 6) / 4 (towards Stieghorst) leave from the same platform, 3/1 (from the entrance level, walk down the first steps to the right). [It is normally not necessary to take lines 1 (towards Senne) / 2 (towards Sieker) from platform 4 one further level down.]
Bus: lines 21, 22, 29, 169, 369, 350, 351 Volkshochschule (walk 2 minutes).

Taxi: central phone +49 521 97111


  • Düsseldorf airport (180 km), direct trains to Bielefeld
  • Hannover airport (120 km)
  • Paderborn/Lippstadt regional airport (45 km)
  • Münster/Osnabrück regional airport (50 km)
  • Dortmund-Wickede regional airport (110 km)
  • Bielefeld local airport (9 km)


Motorways A 2, A 33, regional roads B 61, B 66, B 68
Parking: There are no parking spaces directly on the grounds. Please make your own arrangements for exceptional access for broadcast production vehicles or transporters for broadcast equipment. Around Ravensberger park, 800 parking spaces can be found within 3 minutes walking distance. For use of the facilities at Ravensberger Park, the car park at Herrmann-Delius-Straße with 420 spaces is available. Maps at vhs-bielefeld.de


  • Hotel Ravensberger Hof, Güsenstraße 4, phone +49 521 9621-1
  • Hotel Bielefelder Hof, Am Bahnhof 3, phone +49 521 5282-0
  • Jugendgästehaus (DJV), Hermann-Kleinewächter-Straße 1, phone +49 521 52205-0


Hechelei im Ravensberger Park
Ravensberger Park 6
33607 Bielefeld

(Rollstuhl-) Zugänglichkeit

There are about 5 steps at the main entrance, but level access is available via the back entrance. If you need assistance, just talk to us. We regret that there are no accessible toilets in the venue. Please refer to wheelmap.org for facilities nearby.

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