Castles, fortresses & ruins

These relics of long-forgotten times have a magical effect on many people.
Siegen-Wittgenstein is home to many of these historic monuments, all of which have had eventful histories and have yet more stories waiting to be discovered.
The Princes of Sayn-Wittgenstein still live at Berleburg castle today. However, visitors are still permitted to explore and admire this imposing building by taking part in a guided tour – with a bit of luck, they might even meet the Prince himself.
If the Ginsburg fortification in Hilchenbach could talk, it would certainly have a lot of stories to tell. This is where William of Orange mustered his troops one early morning in the 16th century to liberate his beloved home, the Netherlands, from Spanish occupation.
It is still possible to feast like a king in the moated castle of Hainchen, the only elevated moated castle in NRW, while children in Bad Laasphe go to school at Wittgenstein castle.
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Julia Hilpisch
updated on: 2019-01-08

Museum · Siegen

Siegerland Museum

Museum Das obere Schloss in Siegen
Founded in 1905 and situated in the Upper Castle, the Siegerland Museum is a regional museum for art ...
by Regine Rottwinkel,  Touristikverband Siegerland-Wittgenstein e.V.
Castle Das Untere Schloss in Siegen
The castle complex with its three wings was built 1695-1720 as the residence of the Protestant ...
by GSS Siegen,  Touristikverband Siegerland-Wittgenstein e.V.
Guided Tour Siegener Altstadt
from €5.00

1.50 Hours
Where the Guilds worked – Old Town and Surroundings of the Lower Castle” Siegen made easy: This offer is barrier-free and has only minor differences ...
Offerer:  Gesellschaft für Stadtmarketing Siegen e.V. | Source:  Touristikverband Siegerland-Wittgenstein e.V.
Castle Schloss Berleburg und Schlosshof
Bad Berleburg
Schloss Berleburg beeindruckt mit märchenhaftem Ambiente: Wunderschöne Konzerte, einzigartige ...
by Gesine Gerhard,  Touristikverband Siegerland-Wittgenstein e.V.
Castle · Bad Laasphe

Schloss Wittgenstein

Castle Schloss Wittgenstein
Bad Laasphe
Das ehemalige Residenzschloss der Grafen von Wittgenstein thront 470 m über den Dächern von Bad ...
by Petra Markus,  Touristikverband Siegerland-Wittgenstein e.V.
Ruin · Hilchenbach

Ginsburg mit Hammergewerkehaus

Ruin Ginsburg
Die Ginsburg in Hilchenbach-Grund ist eine im 12. Jh. errichtete, nassauische Grenzfeste. Schon ...
by Susanne Träger,  Touristikverband Siegerland-Wittgenstein e.V.
Castle · Bad Berleburg

Manor house in Schwarzenau

Castle Herrenhaus Schwarzenau
Bad Berleburg
The former Schwarzenau hunting lodge was the "Monument of the Month 2007".  The architecture is late ...
by Gesine Gerhard,  Touristikverband Siegerland-Wittgenstein e.V.
Fortress · Netphen

Wasserburg Hainchen

Fortress Wasserburg Hainchen
Die Wasserburg Hainchen ist die einzige Höhenwasserburg im südwestfälischen Raum. Das ...
by Jana Rommelmann,  Touristikverband Siegerland-Wittgenstein e.V.