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“Very interesting castle” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Sparrenburg

Sparrenburg
Sparrenberg, 33604 Bielefeld, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 05211367956
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Ranked #2 of 37 things to do in Bielefeld
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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“Very interesting castle”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

I have been at Sparrenburg twice, and I can only recommend this place to the tourists in Bielefeld.
It's a historical place first of all, second of all the buildings are well kept and not at all dilapidated. Thirdly, you have the best view of the city from the tower of the castle, and on a clear day, you can spot the Hermannsdenkmal 25 kilometres away in Detmold!
I would recommend to take tour of the catacombs which is really exciting and informative.

Visited July 2012
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“Wonderful view, take a guided tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2012

The Sparrenburg lies up on a hill above the town of Bielefeld and if offers a nice restaurant, a good opportunity to sit outside and enjoy the view with a beer on a warm day and an old castle in a nice park. From there you can stroll along side in a green area.

It still shows the old moat, the thick walls and the tower, the old well and down below, the oldprison and the fortress dungeons. So there is a lot to see all with very nice nature and very good lokks on Bielefeld and its surroundings from above. I strongly recommed going u the tower (some fitness required) which offers even greated views.

If you are in Bielefeld and have one to two hours of time, I recommend using it on a visit to the Sparrenburg.

Visited October 2011
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“Gruselige Ritterwelt”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2012

Die Katakomben der Sparrenburg geben besonders auch Kindern einen guten Eindruck in die gruseligen Machenschaften von Rittern auf einer Burg. Die Fuehrer erzaehlem packende Geschichten, so dass man sich die Ritterzeit gut vorstellen kann. Und der Blick ueber Bielefeld ist sehr schoen

Visited August 2011
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“The Tower”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2011

Nice views over the town. and was very nice to walk around. The Beer was good.

Visited May 2011
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