Culture for all your senses.

Cultural Experience

Thinking about a day trip or looking for a good way to round off a pleasant ramble? How about a play at the Südwestfälische Freilichtbühne Freudenberg open-air theatre, drama at the Apollo theatre in Siegen, or a concert by the local state orchestra, the Philharmonie Südwestfalen? Our museums house works by Rubens, who was born in Siegen, along with contemporary art, folk and natural history collections. Get tickets for the Internationale Musikfestwoche, the international music festival week at Berleburg castle. Special buses will take you to the tents that are the venue for the KulturPur festival of music and theatre on the Giller. Don’t miss our markets and festivals. And if you like, finish the day with a Pils freshly brewed in the region.

Event highlights 2019

Unsere Jahres Hightlights

There is always something going on in our eleven communities. Be enthralled by a theatre performance, listen to the sounds of the Philharmonic Orchestra, rock along to Status Quo, stroll along the party mile, savour the smell of freshly baked pastries. Ideally you should make a note of your favourite events right away. Next time you open your diary, it may well smell of the forest – because it is never far from any of the event locations in this, Germany’s most densely forested region!

Museen & Sammlungen

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.

Theater & Veranstaltungsstätten


Kulinarische Erlebnisse

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