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Spandau Citadel (Spandauer Zitadelle ), Berlin
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One of the best-preserved Renaissance fortresses in Europe, Spandau Citadel (Spandauer Zitadelle ) is a riverside fort originally designed to protect the town of Spandau. Built from 1559 to 1594, the citadel is made up of many buildings, including a gatehouse with a drawbridge, a residential palace, and the large Julius tower. Walk through the permanent exhibition on the history of the citadel in the former commander's house, or arrange for a tour of the bat-filled bat cellar. During summer, the fortress and its grounds hold numerous outdoor events and performances, including the renowned Citadel Music Festival. Plan to see Spandau Citadel (Spandauer Zitadelle ) and other attractions that appeal to you using our Berlin vacation generator.
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  • I went their with my sister and brother. First , it is not crowded so no one will annoy you. It was the first time i visit a fortress. I found it quite interesting to see the the cannons and the tower...  more »
  • We stayed there on December 3, at dusk with an amazing sunset. So we could take very good and impressive photos from the outside and inside, also from the tower. It is an authentic historical construc...  more »
  • really impressive. more than 300 stall, many lights and musical group with Celtic music. There is an air of Christmas as nowhere else. Many stalls where you can enjoy appetizers of all sorts, from sweet to savory and enjoy mulled wine with cinnamon or beers of all kinds.
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  • Great medieval castle from the 16th century. There you will find authentic casemates, nice collection of german artillery from different centuries and a main Julius tower with excellent view on Spandau district. Definitely worth visiting!
  • Good view over Spandau, Teufelsberg, Berlin. The small museum and access to the tower cost 2.5€. During summertime they have concerts quite often. The floor made of big stones doesn't facilitates wheelchairs and trolleys and there isn't a lift to the museum and tower.
  • A huge edifice with a small museum and a stunning mediaeval tower to climb which offers great panoramic views. You're not going to find masses to do, but at around €4.50 you'll get good value for the hour or so you stay.
  • Went here for lionel Ritchie gig. Venue is ok, easy to move inside, plenty of food options. Need to come back to see the other areas, the museum too
  • A really nice place for tourists. It gives you a good feeling of how living in the past must have been. The place has also some events during the year which are really great because of the surrounding scenery.