Sparrenberg Castle in North Rhine-Westphalia by EuroTourData

Sparrenberg Castle is the spur castle, built around 1250 to protect the city Bielefeld and the Bielefeld pass through the Teutoburg Forest, as well as the fortified residence for the counts of Ravensberg.

View on the bastion and on curtain walls of Sparrenberg Castle in North Rhine-Westphalia

Sparrenberg Castle history

To protect against artillery fire, between 1530 and 1556 the castle was rebuilt. Four rondels were built and one solid and regular bastion with orillions was built on the northwest corner. After modernization, the castle was a powerful fortress.

In 1614, the castle passed into the possession of Brandenburg-Prussia, which ceded the castle to its ally the Dutch Republic, and in 1615 the Dutch garrison entered the castle. In 1623, the Dutch garrison was forced to retreat from the castle under the onslaught of the superior forces of the Spanish army. In 1637 the castle surrendered to Swedish troops after one year of siege.

At the end of the 17th century, the castle lost its military significance and was partially abandoned. In 1879 the city of Bielefeld bought the castle from the Prussian state.

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Sparrenberg Castle tabular data
Tourist Audience Cultural heritage tourism
German name Sparrenburg
German alternate name Burg und Festung Sparrenberg
Type Spur castle
Subtype Urban castle
Condition Largely restored
Public access Free
Owner Stadt Bielefeld
Viaf ID 241189287
Street address
Am Sparrenberg 40
Postal code 33602
City Bielefeld
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Country Germany
Latitude 52.01490
Longitude 8.52685
GeoNames ID 12518812
Plus code 9F4C2G7G+XP

Dataset to Sparrenberg Castle in North Rhine-Westphalia

Tabular dataset and ATOM feed to Sparrenberg Castle in North Rhine-Westphalia.

ETD ID: sprnrw-grm.

Creator: Nikolaj Antonov - ORCID.

Published: - Central European Time (UTC+01:00).

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