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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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  • The Citadel is always worth a visit, are the concerts (Berry was great to Chuck), but also so worth a visit this facility, which is so full of history
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  • Spandau and the citadel are a great half-day trip if you're in Berlin. This Italian-style fortress has an interesting history. The self-guided audio tour is good. Getting to and from Spandau from down...  more »
  • There is a lot to see here and it may take more than one visit. I saw the Cammander's House, tower, City History Museum Spandau and the Parade Hall. It was cold so, after a walk around the grounds, I ...  more »
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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.