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Sparrenburg

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Address: Sparrenberg, 33604 Bielefeld, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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+49 521 1367956
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The castle is placed in a small park on the hill above the city. It is in a walking distance from the historical center, with a few steps going up the hill. Alternatively, there... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Yelena V
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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

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.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The castle is placed in a small park on the hill above the city. It is in a walking distance from the historical center, with a few steps going up the hill. Alternatively, there is a road for cars up to the castle. You can spend 30-50 minutes walking on the territory near the castle or go up the tower... More 

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Thank Yelena V
Catterick, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We live nearby yet had never visited so we decided to strike out and explore. The ruins create a nice circular stroll with lovely views across town and the surrounding area. They are quite well preserved and each area has an informative sign in both English and German. The ruins are free to visit, you only pay a small fee... More 

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Thank helens2ry
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

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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Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

We spent about an hour here on a Sunday morning. The grounds were well kept, nicely looked after. Within the battlements themselves, there were a good number of explanatory signs in German and English, telling you where you were, and the history of the place. Lots of opportunities to take photos of the local area from an elevated position. You... More 

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Freshwater, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Lovely walk up and around the Sparrenburg. Once you get there it is a little disappointing as apart from the views there is nothing to do. The cafe is cute and not too expensive but the restaurant very expensive. Lots of weddings take place there

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Winterthur
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

This location offers a fantastic view over Bielefeld. I've ordered a burger and got a very tasty, delicious beef burger with cheese and real bread (not one of those terrible ones you get at the big fast food chains...). I enjoyed every single bite of it!

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Thank SwissGuyWinti
Gent
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

One of the landmarks in Bielefeld. Not a must-see but pleasant pastime on a quiet day: you can hear about its history and visit the casemates, climb the tower or just lie down and relax on the grass, all for a couple of euros per person.

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Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Our son and his wife live in Bielefeld. When we were there to visit our daughter-in-law took us to Sparrenburg while our son was at work. It is a lovely, well kept castle. Considering the age of the structure, it's amazing. Of course this comes from a US citizen where nothing is all that old! It was free to walk... More 

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Anna Bay, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Quite nice to wander the gardens and walk around the ruins. It's cheap to go up the tower €1.50 and see the 360* view from the top. Make sure you finish your visit with a good German beer in the courtyard.

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