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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. 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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  • Nice area for a walk and if you pay a few euros you can climb the tower for a great view of the city. 
    Nice area for a walk and if you pay a few euros you can climb the tower for a great view of the city.  more »
  • Great place to visit. View over the city is excellent. Nice afternoon walk. If you are in the area highly recommend. 
    Great place to visit. View over the city is excellent. Nice afternoon walk. If you are in the area highly recommend.  more »
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  • The main attraction of Bielefeld. Very beautiful, love full of greenery around. The entrance is free with parking. There is the restaurant included. The wonderful look all over the Bielefeld!!! I recommend visiting the well from the western side. It is 62 meters deep.
  • loved the informative tour as a child and still do so as an adult. the view is magical, you can go for a walk on the promenade from there. ♿ accessible, though steep hill upwards to get to the castle area

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