Kunsthalle Bielefeld, designed by New York architect Philip Johnson and opened in 1968 as a museum and exhibition centre for international 20th century art, is a crowd-puller and one of the citys landmarks.
The famous cube-shaped modern building of red sandstone is also part of the architectural route ”Museum & Architektur.
Particularly fine are the secular silver, spanning the 16th to 19th centuries, and the works in glass.Also on the site are a bakehouse (1764), a store house (1795), a windmill (1686), and a flax mill (1826) which together paint a picture of farm life in the Ravensberg area up to the mid-nineteenth century.A barn (1807) houses the caf, while a former craftsmans house (1568) contains educational activities for children.Garda Trentino webcam portrays this wonderful panorama. What better ways to enjoy a distinguishing landscape, unique all over the world, while comfortably laying down on your couch? The museum is undergoing a reorganisation over the next few years, starting with the opening of the new Middle Ages section in 2014.The focus of the exhibition remains the history of industrialisation in and around Bielefeld.This museum of rural life not only won a Special Commendation in the European Museum of the Year Award 2001, it is also Germanys oldest open-air museum and was established on the Ochsenheide hill in Bielefeld in 1917.The Mllering farmhouse dating from 1590 was brought over from Rdinghausen and rebuilt on this site with generous voluntary, private and public support.The museum itself is housed in one of the principal starting-points of that development, the restored buildings of the former Ravensberg Spinning Mill.In that setting, original machinery and products from the main branches of industry such as the famous Bielefeld sewing machines and bicycles, and products made by the firm of Dr.