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The Juliusturm is the oldest building in Berlin and one of the landmarks of Spandau.

Built during the time of the Brandenburg Margraves in the 13th century, the Juliusturm was integrated into the fortress of the Citadel around three hundred years later. The secure location of the tower made it a safe depository for all kinds of treasure. It became particularly well-known when the reparations from the 1870/71 Franco-Prussian war were kept there, giving rise to the colloquial term “Juliusturm” for a surplus in the state treasury.

Once you have climbed the 153 steps of the 30-metre-high tower, you have a magnificent view of the Citadel and the river Havel, and in good weather of the Berlin TV Tower and beyond.

The directly adjoining Palas dates back to the 15th century and was used by the Electors for receptions. Today, the Gothic Hall inside can also be hired as a venue for events. On the upper floor of the Palas is Spandau’s city history museum.

At a glance

Am Juliusturm 64, 13599 Berlin

  • Possibility to climb the Juliusturm, entry is included in the ticket for the Citadel

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Around the corner

Zitadelle Graben


Landmark of the city and historical event venue

Havelwerke Tor


Once a Prussian gunpowder factory, now a creative laboratory

Eiswerder Brücke Spandau (c) PAS


Spandau island where the Edgar Wallace films were shot