Choose a language
Plan a route here
Well

The Rubens Fountain in the Castle Grounds

Well · Siegen
Responsible for this content
SIEGEN PULSIERT Explorers Choice 
  • Der Rubensbrunnen stellt das Ringen von drei Städten um den Geburtsort von Peter Paul Rubens dar
    / Der Rubensbrunnen stellt das Ringen von drei Städten um den Geburtsort von Peter Paul Rubens dar
    Photo: Dirk Herrmann, Gesellschaft für Stadtmarketing Siegen
  • / Der Rubensbrunnen im Siegener Schlosspark
    Photo: Dirk Herrmann, Gesellschaft für Stadtmarketing Siegen
  • / Rubensbrunnen in einer Winternacht
    Photo: Dirk Herrmann, Gesellschaft für Stadtmarketing Siegen
The “Rubens Fountain” in the grounds of the Upper Castle was created in 1935 by Hermann Kuhmichel, an artist from Siegen, to symbolize the historic wrangling of the three cities. It shows a group of three women huddling closely together, one with a child in her arms.
Audioguide

Right into the 20th century, the cities of Antwerp, Cologne and Siegen vied with each other for the right to be known as the birthplace of Rubens. It was a Dutch archivist who brought the truth to light: Peter Paul Rubens was born in Siegen on June 28th 1577.

Profile picture of Gesellschaft für Stadtmarketing Siegen
Author
Gesellschaft für Stadtmarketing Siegen
Updated: February 08, 2019

Coordinates

DD
50.874950, 8.030722
DMS
50°52'29.8"N 8°01'50.6"E
UTM
32U 431804 5636366
w3w 
///spoons.pass.weaved
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Questions and answers

Ask the first question

Do you have questions regarding this content? Ask them here.


Reviews

Write your first review

Help others by being the first to add a review.


Photos from others


The Rubens Fountain in the Castle Grounds

Burgstraße 20
57072 Siegen

Special features

Families
  • 2D 3D
  • Contents
  • Show images Hide images