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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. To visit Sparrenburg and other attractions in Bielefeld, use our Bielefeld vacation trip planner.
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  • Nice to view, visit of the tower can get a coin that costs at the entrance. Around the lock, you can walk around and you have a nice view over the city and the Castle.
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  • All in all a very nice location for the walk... great view and beautiful castle... why not
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  • It is a must see in Bielefeld, nice small castle with a restaurant up there, beautiful and a good walk up hill, and if you are lucky you can get the best view of Bielefeld on a sunny day. 
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  • Really cool restored castle. On the highest hill in Bielefeld with great views of the city.
  • Beautiful interpretation of medieval germany. Great food, amazing things to do, music and acts. A definite must-do for all.
  • At this place you can enjoy a great view over the city of Bielefeld.
  • Nice place to chill out on a sunny day.. Also a good climb..
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