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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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  • Sparrenburg castle is a must-see Bielefeld landmark -- it is a relatively small castle with just one tower but in excellent shape. Well maintained and the castle grounds as well. You can visit the cas...  more »
  • Not great for small kids as there is very little to do, OK view over the city and recently refurbished. Nice place to start or end a walk or cycle along the promenade.  more »
  • The castle itself is actually nothing special. Some ruins and restored buildings from different eras. However, the views of Bielefeld and surrounding area is quite nice. In the district certainly the erwähnenswerteste target in a quite poorly equipped environment.
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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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