Siegen is located in the North Rhine-Westphalia region, in Germany. Siegen is mainly famous for its high-quality water, and it is said to be the best place to taste a great beer. If you are also looking forward to trying a great german delicacy, there is no better place than in this region. You can enjoy a Riewekooche (which is basically a potato pancake), a Siegerländer Krüstchen (a breaded boneless pork chop on toast and egg on top), a Grinnchesbroare (a rabbit roast), a Schampe (beef paunch in sauce) and the best sourdough rye bread, Schanzenbrot. Besides trying the local cuisine, Siegen is also an ideal place to have a cultural tour. So, if you want to wander around and explore a new city in Germany with a full stomach, here is your guide!
Oberes Schloss or in English, the Upper Castle is located in Siegberg. This castle was first mentioned in a document in 1259 as the family seat of the House of Nassau. The exterior of this castle is amazing but you also have to check out its museum; Siegerlandmuseum. Inside this museum, you can admire regional exhibits, many paintings and the amazing collection of portraits of the members of the Houses of Nassau!
Siegen has so many gorgeous churches but Nikolaikirche is the best-known one. Its golden Krönchen "coronet" which is on the church tower, is considered to be the city's landmark! Siegen's skyline is basically crowned with Nikolaikirche. The city is often called "Krönchenstadt" because it is named after this crown. This 13th-century church stands on the Siegberg, the settlement center of the medieval old town. As the tallest building of the Siegberg, the church tower with its 53 meters in height and its striking red and white paint, is the most well-known silhouette of the city.
In your spare time, you shouldn't miss on visiting this museum. According to the 2000 Guinness Book of Records, the Beatles Museum in Siegen is the smallest public museum in the world! This 27 m² museum is dedicated to the legendary music group, the Beatles! Inside this museum, you can find more than 17,000 sound storage media, souvenirs, film posters, autographs and many more!
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