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Sparrenburg, Bielefeld

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Castle Tourist Spot
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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  • A good place to have a walk on Sunday to watch over the city and enjoy the view, well on one side you look down on the city's biggest hospital but still with all the green around the place deserves a ...  more »
  • Go in good weather for a great view of the city! You will not forget it soon. Drinks and snacks are available.  more »
  • Great entrance at the beginning of the tower, with outstanding nature and a park for children to have fun. Besides the fascinating view over whole Bielefeld, I love the fact that it is dog friendly! E...  more »
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  • 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
  • Great place to visit. Great views of Bielefeld
  • Excellent historical site. Great experience in medieval German history!
  • Nice castle. Ql Underground and panorama
  • Very good views of the city . Good cafe but lack of car park spaces