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A rich brewing tradition

Since time immemorial, beer has been brewed in Siegerland. With home-grown hops and well-trained master brewers, the town’s many private and craft breweries would deliver beer to… MORE

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Of princes, Baroque painters and lovers: the Siegerland museum

Behind and beneath the venerable walls of the Oberes Schloss in Siegen lies a weight of history. The Siegerland museum opened here in 1905. For many years, the Siegberg provided a… MORE

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5 reasons to visit the Siegener Schlosspark

What lies behind Siegen’s 700-year-old city walls? A lot of history that is likely to surprise not just visitors but also many residents of the town, which is nicknamed… MORE

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The taste of Siegen

Of all the ingredients used in Siegerland cuisine, it is the ‘Duffel’ (potato) that takes centre stage. Potatoes are the main element in numerous traditional dishes, whether… MORE

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Action, nature and fun: An der Alche recreation area

The River Alche rises in the Freudenberger Bergland and flows into the Sieg in the centre of Siegen just 11.5 km later. Along its banks, there is a great deal waiting to be… MORE

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From girls’ school to cultural centre

The German Empire in the 1830s; the Prussian administration is sending more and more officials to Siegen. Arriving with their families, they call for a high school for girls – in… MORE

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The Altstadtfest: Celebrations with a historic backdrop

Amid great weather, crowds of visitors and (most important of all) a carnival atmosphere, Siegen celebrated its old town on 12 September. All kinds of things were happening around… MORE

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Siegen-Mitte: Bringing the university into the city

Until now, the main campus of the University of Siegen has perched on a 500-metre hill in the district of Weidenau; some refer to it as ‘education hill’, others call it the ‘ivory… MORE

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Discover Siegen: one day in the Krönchen city

Siegen is full of attractive spots, many of which are within the city centre area and easily reached on foot from the main station. The steepest pedestrianised zone in Germany… MORE

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The Oberstadt or Unterstadt – which is the city centre?

Two hearts beat in the breast of Siegen: the historic heart of the Oberstadt on the Siegberg, and the more youthful shopping and commercial heart of the Unterstadt in the Siegtal… MORE

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Siegener Sommer: Culture in the open air

This summer, the many creative artists of Siegen could breathe easily once again as the ‘Siegener Sommer’ event brought music, theatre, art and cinema back to the city calendar.… MORE

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City, country, river …

… three words that sum up the charms of Siegen. In a city surrounded by countryside with a river running through it, flowering riverbanks in the heart of town exude a very special… MORE

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Green light for the Herrengarten!

How did Siegen’s Herrengarten get its name? Given the almost total absence of any sign of a garden, many people have surely asked themselves that very question over the years. What… MORE

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The Oberes Schloss

The Upper Castle, or Oberes Schloss, stands atop the 307-metre Siegberg. How long it has stood there is uncertain; texts from the Middle Ages point to the presence of a castle… MORE

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