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The Old Town

Historic City Center · Siegen
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    Photo: Dirk Herrmann, SIEGEN PULSIERT
  • / Siegener Altstadt
    Photo: Dirk Herrmann, SIEGEN PULSIERT
  • / Siegener Altstadt
    Photo: Dirk Herrmann, SIEGEN PULSIERT
  • / Siegener Altstadt
    Photo: Dirk Herrmann, SIEGEN PULSIERT

The centre of Siegen was almost completely destroyed in a bombing raid on December 16th 1944 but the old town shows still today a nicestreets and houses.
Only a handful of slate-roofed, half-timbered buildings remained unscathed in a triangle between the Löhrstraße, Oberer Metzgerstraße and Hainstraße streets, where the butcher's and tanner's guilds of the middle ages had been established. Dating from the 18th century, these houses were lovingly and carefully restored in the 1980s and, as an enclosed ensemble, form a jewel box of urban architecture today. The half-timbered buildings, the slate roofs and facades and the cobblestones are typical characteristics. Pfarrer-Ochse- Square next to the Church of St. Mary (Marienkirche), where the annual Old Town Festival takes place every September, is particularly attractive.

The Old Town is part of the City Tour.

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Updated: August 29, 2018

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50.873596, 8.025371
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50°52'24.9"N 8°01'31.3"E
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32U 431425 5636220
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The Old Town

Hinter der Marienkirche 6-8 
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Urban Walk · Siegen
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1.9 km
0:34 h
65 m
30 m
Der Siegener Stadtrungang führt vom Fuß der Stadtmauer am KölnTor hinauf auf den Siegberg und entlang der wichtigsten historischen Stätten der Stadt.
from Dirk Herrmann,   SIEGEN PULSIERT
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