An Update: Bielefeld Wooded Areas Movement Ban Lifted!
Following on from Storm Friederike the German Civil Authorities put a ban in place for all movement through wooded areas. The ban has now been lifted for areas in and around Bielefeld, but remains in place for all areas in and around Paderborn and Gutersloh. A review will take place at the end of Feb 2018 for all areas around Paderborn and Gutersloh. There remains a complete ban on the SENNE. Only authorised people should enter the SENNE i.e. those with special passes.
It is believed that the current fine for not adhering to the ban is €250.