500 Years Of History
One of the best-preserved Renaissance fortresses, the 16th- century Spandau Citadel
the Havel and Spree rivers, with its walls protected by four bastions. The Juliusturm, or Julius Tower, standing at 30 meters tall, is the citadel’s most famous feature, but what’s perhaps more interesting are the Jewish gravestones from the Middle Ages that were once used as building materials. Now housed in the citadel museum, these gravestones shed light into early Jewish history in the region. This month, the citadel will be hosting its annual Citadel Music Festival - a great excuse to visit the fortress while listening to great music.