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Where can one get a great breakfast in the morning?

Are there any cultural highlights, museums?

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Good restaurants for dinner?

Typical tourist activities or places that one should NOT do, as they are not worthwhile doing.

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Are there any special local events?

"Hi, I live as a Britain in Guetersloh. We have friends coming to visit on 2 May and would like to know if there is anything special happening around the area at the time." (posted 04/11/2015)

Hi, I sent you a link with some events in Gütersloh and Rheda-Wiedenbrück: http://www.rheda-wiedenbrueck.de/service/vkalender.php?cal_detailSearch=true&cal_mode=current&cal_from=1493589600000&cal;_to=&date_from=01.05.2017&date;_to=&cal;_qry_category=&cal;_qry_audience= http://www.erfolgskreis-gt.de/veranstaltungen/cal/02.05.15/browse/1/ I wish you a nice day and kind regards Karin Berger
Answer provided by Karin Berger on 04/12/2015
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"I am looking to visit Gutersloh around September or October 2016. Can you tell me if there are any fairs / carnival's on around this time? " (posted 10/04/2015)

Gütersloher Herbstkirmes September. Wiedenbrücker Herbstkirmes always the beginning of October. A 2 exhibition center Rheda Altstadtfest Rheda 2nd weekend in September at the same time also the day of the memorial will be held. Click here to open many individuals and institutions that are otherwise not available to the public its doors. The visits are free. Regards Karin Berger
Answer provided by Karin Berger on 10/04/2015
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Are there any local food specialties one should try out?

What makes this destination special? Why should one spend some time here during vacation?

"Hi, my partner is taking me to Gutersloh for a couple days and whilst he is on business, I will be sight seeing on my own. I have not been abroad in 30 years and unfortunately do not speak any German. Can you recommend any places to visit, in the town, where my feeble language skills won't be too much of a hinderence? Thank you, Jo" (posted 06/14/2016)

Hello, Gütersloh has a beautiful downtown, the wonderfully useful with many small shops for shopping. German language skills are only necessary if one wishes a consultation. Otherwise, most people understand some English. Because Englishmen are still stationed in Gütersloh, there are good chances times to hear an English word. Other attractions: - The Botanical Garden Gütersloh is beautiful this time of year. And go with the walk does not need to talk :-) - Mohn Park: small park in the space dedicated to free public concerts from every Sunday during the summer holidays. - Leisure "The Wave" at the bike stations can be a small fee to rent a bike and experience the environment from a different perspective. Here is a link to help ensure: http://www.erfolgskreis-gt.de/land/ Rheda Castle is still inhabited by the young royal family. Find a few times a year here take public tours; Although in the German language but many things are self-explanatory if you are not so detail doggedly. In my view one takes always something with even if the language is not understood because the visual impression is easily sustainable. In Bielefeld there is the Sparrenburg. Bielefeld and Münster are the next big cities around. A visit is always worthwhile. The train connection is excellent and you can see the East Westphalian landscape still enjoy from the train. I wish your customer a nice stay, maybe once in my apartment. Best wishes and greetings Karin Berger
Answer provided by Karin Berger on 06/15/2016
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"hi I will be moving to Germany next year around April time to Gutersloh, I just wondered how far the nearest local shops were for food, and clothes shops Thankyou" (posted 11/27/2016)

Hi, this all depends on where you are staying and what shopping habits you have. By car, on foot or by the Rad.Die downtown diverse shopping offers opportunities some delicatessens and 2 food markets that come to mind me. The big discounters such as Marktkauf, Rewe, Aldi, Lidl settle mainly in the peripheral areas in the industrial area. I suggest Googling a try. In the settings you can control what information is displayed on the environment. The center is located centrally for all districts and is also easy to reach for the border regions. Regards Karin Berger
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  • Mestemacher
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    Mestemacher

    Mestemacher ist eine deutsche Großbäckerei mit Sitz in Gütersloh (Nordrhein-Westfalen). Das mittelständische Unternehmen ist Hersteller von Vollkornbrotspezialitäten, westfälischem Pumpernickel, Müslimischungen und Tiefkühl- sowie Frischkuchen. Es vertreibt Brotspezialitäten internationaler Herkunft.

    Das Unternehmen

    Die Mestemacher-Unternehmensgruppe ist Nischenanbieter langhaltbarer Brot- und Backwaren sowie Müslimischungen, Tiefkühl- und Frischkuchen. Derzeit beschäftigt das Unternehmen 554 Mitarbeiter und umfasst Standorte in Gütersloh, Lippstadt, Bielefeld und Aerzen. Neben der Mestemacher GmbH gehören der Gruppe die Modersohn's Mühlen- und Backbetrieb GmbH, die Detmers Getreide-Vollwertkost GmbH und die Aerzener Brot und Kuchen GmbH an.

    Der Exportanteil beträgt 18 Prozent in über 87 Länder der Welt, darunter USA, Frankreich, Brasilien und Kroatien. Der osteuropäische Markt wird durch das polnische Tochterunternehmen Benus SPZO in Posen bedient.

  • City Park and Botanical Gardens (Stadtpark und Botanischer Garten)
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    City Park and Botanical Gardens (Stadtpark und Botanischer Garten)

    The Stadtpark und Botanischer Garten Gütersloh is a member of the European Garden Heritage Network and open daily without charge. The park was created between 1906-1909 to designs by garden architect Friedrich Wilhelm Schoedder (1855-1938), with the botanical garden added to its northeastern corner in 1912. A palm house was constructed in 1938 but destroyed in World War II; it has subsequently been restored and now houses a café. A rose garden was created in 1941, followed by a birch grove (1950), mini golf course (1960), orchard (1990), herb garden (1998), and sculpture garden (2000).

    Today the park retains its original design, broadly patterned upon an English landscape park, with an elongated axis, wide curving paths, lawns, and numerous trees, as well as a meadow flooded for ice-skating in the winter. The botanical garden is laid out as a display garden, with geometric pools, arcades, and high hornbeam hedges. The orchard contains a number of heritage fruit varieties including Westfälischer Gülderling and Schöner aus Wiedenbrück.

  • Die Welle

    Die Welle

    Die Welle has swimming, a giant wave pool, adventure pools, spa and sauna facilities, and restaurant. Open 10am - 10pm most days; check the facility during holidays. Price start at 7.50 € for adults, depending on weekday or weekend, services used and length of stay.

  • Stadtpark und Botanischer Garten Gütersloh
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    Stadtpark und Botanischer Garten Gütersloh

    The Stadtpark und Botanischer Garten Gütersloh (15.5 hectares) is a municipal park with botanical garden (3 hectares) located at Parkstraße 51, Gütersloh, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is a member of the European Garden Heritage Network and open daily without charge.

    The park was created between 1906-1909 to designs by garden architect Friedrich Wilhelm Schoedder (1855-1938), with the botanical garden added to its northeastern corner in 1912. A palm house was constructed in 1938 but destroyed in World War II; it has subsequently been restored and now houses a café. A rose garden was created in 1941, followed by a birch grove (1950), mini golf course (1960), orchard (1990), herb garden (1998), and sculpture garden (2000).

    Today the park retains its original design, broadly patterned upon an English landscape park, with an elongated axis, wide curving paths, lawns, and numerous trees, as well as a meadow flooded for ice-skating in the winter. The botanical garden is laid out as a display garden, with geometric pools, arcades, and high hornbeam hedges. The orchard contains a number of heritage fruit varieties including Westfälischer Gülderling and Schöner aus Wiedenbrück.

  • Stadtmuseum Gütersloh
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    Stadtmuseum Gütersloh

    The Stadtmuseum Gütersloh (Gütersloh Town Museum) is a museum in Gütersloh, Germany, dealing with the city’s history. Under the auspices of Gütersloh’s association for local history it accommodates – beside exhibits to Gütersloh’s local history – two exhibitions referring to the history of medicine and the industrial history. Every year about five to seven special exhibitions about local topics respectively travelling exhibitions take place in addition to these three permanent exhibitions. The medical-historic collection – the flagship of the museum – was granted a special prize of the European Museum of the Year Award in 1990. A desk of the Nobel Prize winner Robert Koch and an iron lung are some of the most important exhibits.

    Museum’s History

    On 24th June 1982 Dr. Wilhelm Angenete (1890-1984) – a family doctor in Gütersloh – and his sister Else donated two real estates with buildings in the city of Gütersloh to the association for local history on condition of establishing a museum there. In 1988 the town museum Gütersloh was opened in a brick building under the responsibility of Gütersloh’s association for local history. Till today the town Gütersloh participates in the cost sharing. In 1997 a neighbouring half-timbered house could be renovated in a second construction phase. In the year 2000 the museum’s café was opened.



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Gütersloh Overview

Gütersloh is a town in North Rhine-Westphalia, in the area of Westphalia and the administrative region of Detmold (Detmold vacation rentals | Detmold travel guide). Gütersloh is the administrative center for a district of the same name. Gütersloh has a population of 96,200 people.

Gütersloh lies in the Emssandebene, south-west of the Teutoburg Forest and on the north-eastern edge of the Westphalian basin and has no significant points of elevation. The town's lowest point is 64 meters above sea level on the river Ems near the Princess Royal Barracks, Gütersloh and the highest point is 105 meters above sea level in the eastern township of Friedrichsdorf (Friedrichsdorf vacation rentals | Friedrichsdorf travel guide).

The border to Rheda-Wiedenbrück (Rheda-Wiedenbrück vacation rentals | Rheda-Wiedenbrück travel guide) extends as part of the Rhedaer Forest, a large wooded area with predominantly coniferous trees. The river Dalke flows through the town from east to west, crossing close to the Stadt Park as well as the town center and river Ems.

Gütersloh is an industrial town with major employers including Miele and Bertelsmann. Inside the ring road is the town center which contains a variety of shops and department stores.

Things to See

Gütersloh has two parks: the Mohns Park which contains an amphitheater, paddling pool and several adventure playground areas, and a larger park, known simply as the Stadt Park, which contains a boating lake, botanical garden, and many paths bordered by mature trees.

Swimmers are accommodated amply in Gütersloh with no less than four pools, both indoor and outdoor. The large outdoor pool has an Olympic Size Pool, Diving Boards and sunbathing space, while the original indoor pool has the usual sauna and steam rooms.

Royal Air Force in Gütersloh

A Royal Air Force station was located in Gütersloh until after the fall of the Berlin (Berlin vacation rentals | Berlin travel guide) Wall. Home of RAF Squadrons 3 and 4 which flew the distinctive VTOL Harrier, they were supported by Chinook Helicopters manned by 18 Squadron and 230 Squadron which flew Puma Helicopters. There were also personnel at the station from the RAF Regiment who provided Rapier Ground to Air Missile Support. It was the most easterly of the NATO airbases during the Cold War.

The Station was originally built for the Luftwaffe who flew Junkers bombers from the station and the runway was extended during this period with Soviet Prisoners of War, a memorial to whom now stands near Junkers Farm, a farm building which was later used as a Scout Hut within the station's perimeter fence.

RAF Gütersloh closed in 1993.

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More about the History of Gütersloh

The town was first mentioned in Guetersloh in the year 1184 in a deed of the bishop of Osnabrück (Osnabrück vacation rentals | Osnabrück travel guide).

In 1847, Guetersloh received the master track of the Cologne-Minden railway company and the railway station was opened. The onset of industrialization in the mid-19th Century, and the convenient location right on the railroad led to the settlement of major companies and a strong growth of the city. The rising trade in goods and passenger transport necessitated the expansion of the road.

Gütersloh is a town in North Rhine-Westphalia, in the area of Westphalia and the administrative region of Detmold. Gütersloh is the administrative center for a district of the same name. Gütersloh has a population of 96,200 people.

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