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Lower Castle and the Royal Crypt

Castle · Siegen · 256 m
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The castle complex with its three wings was built 1695-1720 as the residence of the Protestant princes of Nassau-Siegen.

The Lower Castle is part of the City Tour


Johann Moritz, Prince of Nassau- Siegen, designed the first drafts of the castle layout. His mortal remains and those of his family members were laid to rest in the royal tomb which can be found in the central section of the castle complex. Following the Congress of Vienna, the Lower Castle lost its function as a royal residence and served henceforth as the provincial seat of authority. Following modification work in 2013, the building will be used by both the Faculty of Economics of the University of Siegen as well as the South Westphalian Academy of Small- and Medium-Sized Companies.

Opening hours

Opening hours:

Guided viewing of the royal crypt by arrangement only,Phone: 0271/404-1316 or 0271/404-1317, as well as on Heritage Day.

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Update: January 29, 2019

Public transport

Bahn: Hauptbahnhof Siegen, 450 Meter, 6 Minuten Fußweg

Bus: Haltestelle Kölner Tor, unmittelbar unterhalb des Schlosses

Getting there

Obergraben 30, 57072 Siegen



Tiefgarage Karstadt (Unteres Schloss)

Die Tiefgarage wird über die Straße Obergraben angefahren. Es liegt unter dem Platz des Unteren Schlosses. Ein Aufgang führt direkt auf den Platz.



50.873903, 8.021458
50°52'26.1"N 8°01'17.2"E
32U 431150 5636258
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Lower Castle and the Royal Crypt

Unteres Schloss
57072 Siegen

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