Westphalia

Iburg

Iburg Castle, Bad Driburg

The Iburg is a ruined hill castle in Westphalia. It was build around the 8th century, dating back to the time of Charlemagne and his war with the Saxons. Today it is a popular day-trip destination and the tower, named after Charlemagne (Kaiser Karl Turm), can be climbed for beautiful views.

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Sparrenburg Castle

The Sparrenburg is the symbol of the city of Bielefeld, a German town in the Teutoburger Wald (Teutoburg Forest) region. The modern layout of the castle is largely based on changes in the 16th and 19th century. It also forms a spectacular backdrop of the Sparrenburgfest – the annual medieval fair. The castle was build…

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