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Site plan of the Citadel, picture: Citadel Berlin
Interactive Site Map
A first orientation and the ideal start for exploring the Citadel. Read more

The Commander’s House with the Julius Tower in the background, photo: Citadel Berlin, Friedhelm Hoffmann
History
Spandau Castle was indirectly mentioned for the first time in 1197. Read more

The Julius Tower with the Palas, photo: Citadel Berlin, Friedhelm Hoffmann
Julius Tower
The oldest building in Berlin was built at the beginning of the 13th century.
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On top of the Bastion Crown Prince (Kronprinz), photo: Citadel Berlin, Friedhelm Hoffmann
Fortress
Today, the Citadel is one of the most important and best-kept Renaissance fortresses in Europe. Read more

Bat, Abb: BAT e. V.
Bats
The Citadel is home to 10,000 bats every year. They come to sleep through the cold winter. Read more

Silk painting by Jasmin Fritsch (Youth Art School Spandau / „silk painting“, run by Helma Miething)
Childrens Page
Batsy, one of the bats living at the Citadel, shows you around. Read more

House 4, Photo: Zitadelle Berlin, Friedhelm Hoffmann
Artists’ Workshops
In House 4 of the Citadel there are no fewer than 40 workshops. Read more