With its atmospheric medieval quarter and remarkable riverside location, the stunning city of Siegburg is a majestic place set at the foot of the monumental St. Michael’s Mount. A virbtant and vivacious atmosphere compliments a rich cultural panorama that encompasses art, literature and music. Intriguing sights are aplenty here, whether you seek ancient ruins, religious resplendence or medieval monuments. Famed for its festive and charming Christmas market, Siegburg is a city rich in tradition; in the rustic restaurants, local delicacies can be enjoyed as an accompaniment to locally brewed beer and delicately spiced mulled wine.
An Astounding Abbey
Undoubtedly the city’s most iconic landmark, the Abtei Michalsberg is a religious residence home to Benedictine monks until the early 21st century. Famed for its production of a sweet liqueur, the monastery reigns resplendent atop its impressive hilltop perch. Ascend the gentle slope in order to enjoy the grand turrets and glistening white façade of this stunning and significant structure.
Immerse yourself in the city’s prehistoric past with a visit to the Siegburg Museum. Comprehensive and captivating collections demonstrate a history that dates back to prehistoric times; a medieval cellar vault and the collection of memorabilia dedicated to prominent German singer Engelbert Humperdick prove to be the museum’s highlights.
Enjoy the city’s cosmopolitan culinary culture by dining at the Medo Restaurant, an excellent eatery in which the classic meets the contemporary. Succulent meat cuts are served straight from the charcoal grill and accompanied by magnificent Mediterranean sides that burst with flavour and flair. In the summer months, the picturesque terraces proves a delightful place to dine. (Auf der Kalke 1-3, Siegburg, Germany)