Bielefeld is the cultural and economic hub of the East Westphalia-Lippe region. Founded in 1214 as a merchant town, Bielefeld's image today is that of an emerging university city, with more than 30,000 students from all over the world.
Bielefeld is home to numerous world-renowned traditional companies. A wholesome mix of industries comprised of mostly medium-sized companies, a culture of high-quality service and the outstanding transport infrastructure make Bielefeld a first-class location – as does the innovative and outward-looking university landscape.
Originally a hub for linen weaving, Bielefeld is now home to world-renowned companies in the food industry, printing, clothing, construction and mechanical engineering. Oetker, Seidensticker, Graphia, Dürkopp, Windsor, Gildemeister, Schüco, Goldbeck and Alcina: these are just a few select names which bear witness to the broad scope of the city's economic structure.
Take any one of the underground trains on Lines 1 to 4, then get off at the station "Rathaus". The KERN office is situated opposite the junction between Nikolaus-Dürkopp-Straße and Niederwall.
As you come along the A2, take the exit marked "Bielefeld Zentrum" and head along Detmolder Straße following signs for "Zentrum". In around 7 km (roughly 4.5 miles), turn right off Detmolder Straße onto Niederwall. At the next set of lights, turn left onto "Am Bach" and then take the very first right.
You will find the KERN office in about 200 metres on your left. Parking spaces are available directly opposite the building.