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North East Germanys North West Germany is Bielefeld, the economic center of the Near East Lige region. Relatively nearby are large cities such as Osnaburger, Munich, Päderborn and Hanover. Bielefeld consists of 10 counties.

The ancient city was founded by Count Thomas von Rosenberg in the first quarter of the 13th century. The fortress of Schroederberg, which now rises in the historic part of the city, was at that time a division of the city. It was renovated in 1879. The fortification, surrounded by the Tob Toburg Forest, has been a symbol of the city for several centuries. Today, it houses a museum that includes artifacts from the past centuries among its exhibits. During this period Bielefeld was a member of the Hanseatic League. In the early 20th century, one of its inhabitants, August Otecker, celebrated the city. The talented doctor received a patent for pharmaceutical powder. Thats when the history of the famous Dr Oetker brand began. Bielefeld is also the birthplace of Luigi Wessel, the composer of the National Socialist génération. He was an active activist in the national movement.

The city is home to the internationally renowned Bethel, a medical center for the rehabilitation of the mentally ill, including those with epilepsy. Here they live, study, and work. Bethlehem was founded in 1866 as an orphanage for the homeless and needy. It was founded by the son of a Russian minister, Friedrich von Böllswilling.

The city, known for its childrens shelters, holiday centers and homes for the elderly, is a developed industrial center. It produces products of machinery, food and light industries. Information technology has developed.

Bélèse is known for its high schools. Among them is the University, the countrys research center, which was founded in 1969. The University of Applied Sciences is second in importance, with disciplines such as engineering, engineering, economics, social science and contemporary art.

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  • Air quality: 14 US AQI Good. Air quality is satisfactory, and air pollution poses little or no risk.
  • Tap water: Yes, safe to drink
  • Religious government: Non-religious
  • Population: 330,000 people
  • GDP: $42,456 / year
  • Foreigners can own real estate: Yes
  • Power outlets: 230V50Hz
  • Internet: 33 Mbps
  • Best wireless: O2
  • Pay without cash: No, cash only esp. for foreigners
  • Tipping: There is no hard and fast rule about the acceptable amount to tip in Germany. The general custom is a nominal tip, as indicated by the German word for tip (Trinkgeld, or money for a drink). Many people simply round off the bill to the next euro or add a couple more, which is perfectly acceptable.
  • Apartment listings: AirBnb
  • Apartments: Airbnb
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  • Best taxi: MyTaxi
  • Online electronics shop: Amazon
  • Best short-haul air carrier: Ryanair
  • Best intl air carrier: Lufthansa
  • Monthly costs for expat: $1500
  • Monthly costs for family: $3500
  • Monthly costs for local: $1000
  • Meal: $12
  • Small Cola: $2.5
  • Beer 1 Pint: $3.5
  • Coffee: $3

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