Spandau Citadel (Zitadelle Spandau)

Zitadelle Spandau Berlin
Am Juliusturm 64
13599 Berlin Spandau

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From the Margrave’s Castle to the Island of Culture – The medieval castle of Spandau was built in the 12th century. The first written mention of the castle dates back to 1197 and identifies it as a building of the Margraves of Brandenburg from the Ascanian dynasty. The area at the confluence of the Havel and Spree rivers was strategically important and already in the 11th century it was protected by a Slavic wooden-earth fortification. The citadel built on these ancient layers was also a refuge for the princes living in Berlin. It suffered from a siege and some severe destruction during the wars of liberation against Napoleon in the spring of 1813. …”