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The Rubens Fountain in the Castle Grounds

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  • 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.
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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.

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Updated: February 08, 2019

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The Rubens Fountain in the Castle Grounds

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