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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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  • For me it is even better than Berlin. I don't like big cities. Spent there 2:00 and have not noticed)) beautiful, interesting, found ourselves in the middle ages))
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  • We explore the old Castle. Near the entrance to the cafe, you can take out the coffee. Families with children is safe because there many toilets on site. Roof is where scenery is beautiful, but especially the view from the top of the tower looks best. Wooden spiral stairs to climb to the top of the tower is entered into the world of fantasy as a strange feeling. Please take a look at climb to the top of the tower. It is recommended.
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  • The Julius Tower is one of the oldest buildings in Berlin, the current exhibitions show and explain monuments that have marked the Berlin cityscape from the 18th century to the present, and in Spandau. In the workshops you can experience with how glass is ground or ensemble are built, from the Julius tower one - has a wide view in good conditions -. If you have a welcome card as a ticket, has discounted access, also severely disabled with ID. Arrival by bus X 33 or the U7.
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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.