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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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  • The Sparrenburg offers great views over Bielefeld year-round. It costs nothing, it is to do with the exciting and interesting guide. It is always worthwhile to spend time there.
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  • Small Castle located on a hill with panoramic views. The Castle quite well preserved, beautiful lookout tower, however, there is a lot to watch, and the size of the castle may disappoint as some.
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  • We've had family over and one thing we obviously had to go to was the castle. We took the little train up there, as parking can be quite a hassle. The view is awesome, especially if you take the climb...  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

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