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The Gruftenweg: days of empire remembered

Burial customs and the culture of commemoration in Siegen during the imperial age form the focus of this tour along the heritage-protected Gruftenweg, which leads through the Lindenberg cemetery.


The burial sites were installed from 1889 onwards. The parade of 60 tombs, which stretches for 280 metres, has been left untouched by time; some of the vaults are artistically presented. The site is historically significant, and not only from a heritage conservation viewpoint; it stands as an evocative testament to the period in history when Siegen was beginning to emerge as an industrial city. For the purposes of the tour, the city archives of Siegen provided assistance in selecting six burial sites to be representative of the spirit of an epoch.

Time needed: Approx. 1.5 hours
Prices: Adults €10, children (6–14 y.) €5, families (2 adults/2 children) €22
Group rate: €100
Meeting point: Old Chapel of the Lindenberg cemetery, Frankfurter Strasse 120
Group tours: By agreement
Dates fixed so far for 2024: March 29th, June 29th, October 12th, November 1st, 02.30 p.m.

Contact for tickets and information: +49 271 303828-0 or hallo(at)
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