Sparrenburg, Bielefeld

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Originally constructed in the 1200s, Sparrenburg is a restored fortress--complete with dungeons--that sits atop Sparrenberg hill. Climb the 37 m (120 ft) tower for views of the city and countryside, then check out the original thick fortress walls, as well as the moat, an ancient well, and the underground dungeons. Enjoy a stroll around the grounds, or sample some local Westphalian cuisine at the restaurant. The grounds are open to visitors year-round, though the interior is only open in warmer months. Plan your visit to Sparrenburg and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Bielefeld driving holiday planner .
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  • The Sparrenburg in Bielefeld who is must! A walk from the old town to the Castle offers it up. It is also for anyone who is not physically restricted, super. Basically, it costs no admission and one has a wonderful view over the city and a few billboards anyway. For very little money, you can get to the Castle Tower. Highly recommended are the tours of the Castle Interior. For very little money and for this exciting and informative.
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  • Medieval castle which was restored in recent years. Now not only the Castle Tower but the entire system of the city is visible. Nice hiking destination in the Teutoburg Forest, for example about the Hermann way. As a day trip from the Hermannnsdenkmal to the Sparrenburg.
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  • From beautiful starkenburg Castle from, you can enjoy a breathtaking view over the city. The castle is majestically located in the city of Bielefeld, and moreover is a perfect start and destination point for runners or cyclists.
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  • Very nice place on top of the city. View is wonderful from there. Very romantic. During night time with the lights of the tower and the city. Must see. Place accessible by walking and nice park garden. Restaurant here is also very good. To be recommended
  • A very nice castle close to the city. Reachable by walking, the best option due to the very few parking places. Restaurants and coffee shops to enjoy the view. Nice areas for chilling out and rest
  • The castle is a great tourist attraction. It has a big variation of places with history, even from the dark ages. Beware of the tower if you are afraid of heights.
  • Castle was closed when I went so could only walk around the outside
  • Excellent historical site. Great experience in medieval German history!

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