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Upper Castle – Seat of the House of Nassau

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  • Oberes Schloss Siegen
    / Oberes Schloss Siegen
    Photo: Dirk Herrmann
  • / Oberes Schloss Siegen
    Photo: Dirk Herrmann
  • / Oberes Schloss Siegen
    Photo: Dirk Herrmann
  • / Oberes Schloss Siegen
    Photo: Dirk Herrmann, SIEGEN PULSIERT
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    Photo: Gesellschaft für Stadtmarketing Siegen e.V., Gesellschaft für Stadtmarketing Siegen e.V.
  • / Oberes Schloss vom Turm der Nikolaikirche (Krönchen) aus gesehen
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  • / Blick zum Oberen Schloss aus Richtung Tiergarten
    Photo: Herbert Bäumer, CC BY, Gesellschaft für Stadtmarketing Siegen
  • / Der Innenhof des Oberen Schlosses
    Photo: Gesellschaft für Stadtmarketing Siegen

The castle was built as a mediaeval hilltop fortress, probably around the year 1200, and was first mentioned in documents in 1259. Known as the “Upper Castle” since the 18th century.
Until the 15th century, ownership of the castle was divided between the territorial lords of the time: the Archbishop of Cologne and the Count of Nassau. After 1421 the Catholic counts held the sole authority over the city and the castle of Siegen. The present appearance of the main castle building dates mainly from the 16th–18th centuries. Since 1905 the Upper Castle has housed the collections of the Siegerland Museum of Art and Regional history. The centrepiece is the Rubenssaal in which eight original paintings by the baroque artist, who was born in Siegen, are on permanent display. A significant collection of portraits of the Nassau territorial lords can be viewed in the Oraniersaal (Orange Room). -> Inside the Upper Castle is the Siegerland Museum The Upper Castle and the Siegerlandmuseum is part of the City Tour. 

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Das Obere Schloss beherbergt das Siegerlandmuseum, das zu den dort hinterlegten Zeiten geöffnet ist. User
GSS Siegen
Updated: October 18, 2019

Getting there

57072 Siegen, Burgstraße 20


Vor dem Schloss gibt eine begrenzte Anzahl an gebührenpflichtigen Parkplätzen. Das nächstgelegene Parkhaus ist das Parkhaus Rathaus/Markt (Hinterstraße) in etwa 400 Meter Entfernung, 5 Minuten zu Fuß.

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0:34 h
65 m
30 m
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Upper Castle – Seat of the House of Nassau

Burgstraße 2
57072 Siegen
Phone 0271 / 23041


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Urban Walk · Siegen

City Tour

September 13, 2018
easy open
1.9 km
0:34 h
65 m
30 m
by Dirk Herrmann,   SIEGEN PULSIERT
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