Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #1 in Siegen, Germany


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 11 sights
Distance 5.5 km
Ascend 296 m
Descend 234 m

Explore Siegen in Germany with this free self-guided walking tour. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions, including their details.

Individual Sights in Siegen

Sight 1: Dillstrecke

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The list of monuments in Siegen contains the listed buildings in the area of the city of Siegen in the district of Siegen-Wittgenstein in North Rhine-Westphalia. These monuments are entered in the monument list of the city of Siegen; The basis for the admission is the North Rhine-Westphalia Monument Protection Act.

Wikipedia: Liste der Baudenkmäler in Siegen (DE)

533 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 2: Marien Kliniken Siegen

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The St. Marien Hospital Siegen is a hospital opened in 1861 on the corner of Pfarrstraße/Höhstraße on the western foot of Giersberg in Siegen in North Rhine-Westphalia. It was founded by Fr. Friedrich Adam Krengel. Since 2018 it has been part of the Marien Society Siegen.

Wikipedia: St.-Marien-Krankenhaus Siegen (DE), Website

744 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 3: Siegberg

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SiegbergBob Ionescu / Attribution

The Siegberg is a 307 m high mountain in the center of the city area of Siegen in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia. The Siegberg is the hill of the city with the oldest documented history of settlement. The oldest traces of settlement there date from the 10th century.

Wikipedia: Siegberg (DE)

131 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 4: Oberes Schloss

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The upper castle is located on the 307 m high Siegberg in the city of Siegen. The facility goes back to a medieval high castle, which was initially in a joint possession of the Archbishops of Cologne and the Count of Nassau. Later she passed into Nassau's possession. Partially rebuilt it temporarily served as a residence. Today the facility houses the Siegerlandmuseum.

Wikipedia: Oberes Schloss (Siegen) (DE)

284 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 5: Nikolaikirche

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The Nikolaikirche is a church building in the North Rhine-Westphalian city of Siegen, whose history goes back to the 13th century. The church is on the Siegberg, the settlement core of the medieval old town. She receives her architectural peculiarity through her hexagonal floor plan; The nave is the only European indoor hexagon north of the Alps. With the crown, the church tower of the Nikolaikirche bears the symbol of the city of Siegen, a forged and gilded crown with a diameter of over two meters from the 17th century. As the highest building on the Siegberg, the church tower with a height of 53 meters and with a striking red-white coat of paint shapes the silhouette of the city. The church gained international fame through its church treasure with a silver baptismal shell from the 16th century. Since the Reformation, the Nikolaikirche has been an evangelical church, Protestant-reformed parish church of Siegens since 1580. The Siegen town hall and the market square are below the church.

Wikipedia: Nikolaikirche (Siegen) (DE)

250 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 6: Katholische Pfarrgemeinde Sankt Marien

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Katholische Pfarrgemeinde Sankt MarienBob Ionescu / Attribution

The Marienkirche is a Catholic church from the 18th century in the city of Siegen.

Wikipedia: Marienkirche (Siegen) (DE)

222 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 7: Aktives Museum Südwestfalen

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From its inauguration in 1904 until its destruction by arson during the Nazi November pogroms in 1938 on 10 November of that year, the Siegen Synagogue was the religious center of the Jewish community in the Westphalian city of Siegen.

Wikipedia: Synagoge Siegen (DE)

303 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 8: Martinikirche

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MartinikircheBob Ionescu / Attribution

The Martinikirche is a pseudobasilica dedicated to St. Martin, which has existed in its current form since the 16th century, and whose history goes back to the 8th century. Her oldest preserved documentary mention dates from the early 14th century. The church is located on the western rock spur of the Siegberg on the edge of the medieval core city of Siegen, immediately west of the lower castle. The Martinikirche is the oldest still preserved sacral building of the city and has been an Evangelical Church since the time of the Reformation.

Wikipedia: Martinikirche (Siegen) (DE), Website

1376 meters / 17 minutes

Sight 9: Historischer Kugelgasbehälter

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Historischer KugelgasbehälterBob Ionescu / Attribution

Siegen is a city in Germany, in the south Westphalian part of North Rhine-Westphalia.

Wikipedia: Siegen (EN)

1139 meters / 14 minutes

Sight 10: Heidenberg

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The Heidenberg is a 315 m asl. NHN high mountain in the Siegens city area in North Rhine-Westphalia. The mountain is located about 2–2.5 km southwest of the city centre on Siegberg and at the same time forms the end of a foothill of the Fischbacherberge.

Wikipedia: Heidenberg (Siegen) (DE)

568 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 11: Friedenskirche

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The Friedenskirche is a former Protestant Reformed wooden church in the Achenbach district of Siegen, Germany. Until its deconsecration, it was one of three places of worship of the Christ parish of Siegen and is now a listed building.

Wikipedia: Friedenskirche (Siegen) (DE)


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