Siegen is a grand and gorgeous city in which stately houses and resplendent towers reign supreme. An incredible cultural and historic scene means visitors will be overwhelmed by the high concentration of stunning sights, magnificent museums and atmospheric structures. Explore pristine palaces nestled amidst verdant and visionary gardens, wander the grounds of flagrant fortresses or immerse yourself in the city’s rich history with a visit to a museum. The contemporary and the classic combine in the astounding architecture array, a juxtaposition that perfectly reflects the city’s respect for the past and embracing of the present.
Although almost 80 percent of Siegen’s most splendid structures were destroyed by the WW2 bombings, the city still boasts an appealing array of attractions. One of the most notable is undoubtedly the Oberes Schloss, a stolid and authoritative structure that resides in a verdant stretch of woodland and is now home to a captivating collection of royal portraits.
Siegen’s most significant cultural contribution is undoubtedly its Museum of Contemporary Art, a modern and metropolitan museum in which the thought provoking works of emerging artists are displays. A mix of permanent and temporary exhibitions challenge artistic convention through colour and sculpture, encouraging observers to think outside of the box.
Sample a succulent and sizzling speciality at the warm and welcoming Steakhaus El Rancho, an eatery in which steak is undoubtedly the dish of the day. Select your meaty treat from an extensive list of cuts that include rump, sirloin and filet, before deciding upon the fresh and perfectly seasoned accompaniment that will complement your dish. (Neumarkt 7, Siegen, North Rhine Westphalia, Germany)