Siegburg (i.e. fort on the Sieg river) is a city in the district of Rhein-Sieg-Kreis, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is on the banks of the rivers Sieg and Agger, 10 kilometres away from the former capital Bonn and 26 km away from Cologne. Siegburg is at the base of a "mountain" (St. Michael's Mount, about 40 m elevation), filled with picturesque cobblestone streets and traditional buildings. Although not being a major tourist location, you could enjoy a short visit to the old city center while traveling along.
Getting to Siegburg is quite easy, as its infrastructure of traffic is excellent. It is immediately off the motorway (A3) and has a direct link to Bonn central station by tram (line S66). From cities like Cologne and Frankfurt, Siegburg can easily and fast be reached by taking the ICE train.
- 1 Siegburg ICE-Bahnhof. Stop for German high-speed trains (ICE), e.g. from Frankfurt, Düsseldorf, Stuttgart, Munich. There is also the commuter train S12 to Troisdorf and Cologne which runs every 20 minutes. The tram lines S66 to Bonnstops on the underground platforms just below the ICE bahnhof. A ride to Bonn takes roughly 25 minutes
There is a big taxi stop in front of Siegburg train station.
Rent an e-bike at Tourist Information Siegburg and make a bike tour along the river Sieg.
- 1 Abtei Michaelsberg Abbey, Bergstr. 26. It is an abbey that used to be the residence of Benedictine monks until 2011 who produced a liquor called Siegburger Abtei-Likör (since 1504) and a beer called Michel (since 2004). The Michel beer can also be tried in the brewery of Siegburg which is located almost at the end of the Holzgasse in the pedestrian area. There is a small tourist tram (Michel-Express) starting off at Siegburg train station that takes people up to the abbey, especially recommended for elderly people as it is located on top of a mountain. It is also possible to walk up to the abbey as the mountain is only 118 metres high. The train runs every half an hour from 12:00 to 19:00 and round trip tickets for adults cost €3.
- Medieval christmas market. In December visiting the Christmas market is a must. Try the typical German mulled wine or honey wine in one of the medieval tents and feel set back to the Middle Ages by listening to medieval musicians or simply by watching the hustle and bustle. Also don't miss to go to the medieval bakery and taste or buy the bread there.
- Siegburg Museum. Tu-Sa 10:00-17:00, Su 10:00-18:00. The city museum of Siegburg demonstrates the history of Siegburg from prehistoric times until the formation of the Federal Republic of Germany. It mainly consists of a collection on ceramics of Siegburg that were famous until 17th century throughout Siegburg. The museum is also the birhtplace of Engelbert Humperdinck and therefore a small area of the collection is dedicated to him. Worth seeing is the medieval cellar vault that has been conserved from the old town hall until in 1826 the centre of the Humperdinck house has been constructed upon it.
- 1 Oktopus Siegburg, Zeithstr. 110 ((to get there take bus line 577 to Much from Siegburg train station and get off at Schwimmbad)). Tu-F 07:30-21:00, Sa Su 08:00-18:00, on bank holidays 08:00-20:00 (different opening hours for sauna, fitness and diving area). If you like swimming or diving the Oktopus Aquatic Centre can be recommended. It inhabits one of the biggest indoor diving centres of Europe. The diving tower has a depth of 20 metres and a diameter of 10 to 18 metres. Entry prices for the swimming area range between €1.50 and €6 whereas diving prices start from €25 excluding swimming and wellness area.
- 2 Cineplex Siegburg, Europaplatz 1 (located at Siegburg train station). M-Sa from 14:00, Su from 10:30. It is the biggest cinema in town that shows the latest movies. Has 2 small, 4 medium and a big movie theatre for about 500 people. Also offers movies in 3D. Though movies in German language only. €4-11.50.
In the city centre of Siegburg you will find a long pedestrian area with several different shops. Especially interesting to see is a street called Holzgasse which is paved with cobblestones. Along the pedestrian area you will also find a big market place.
- 1 Market place. M-F 07:00-18:00, Sa 07:00-02:00. You can buy fresh vegetables, fruits, herbs or flowers there.
Within the pedestrian area you will find many different restaurants i.e. Italian, Chinese, Mexican cuisine. For typical German dishes the brewery of Siegburg located in the Holzgasse can be recommended.
- Medo, Auf der Kälke 1-3. M-F 11:30-00:00, Sa 17:00-00:00, Su 11:30-23:00. Turkish-mediterranean restaurant which besides its famous barbecue dishes offers vegetarian ones. In summer make sure to get a table on the terrace where you can listen to the sounds of a small stream alongside the restaurant.
- [formerly dead link] Felders, Wilhelmstr. 56 (located opposite Siegburg train station). M-F from 11:30, Sa from 17:00, Su from 10:00. Mediterranean restaurant with bar that has a baroque atmosphere. Good breakfast buffet on Sundays for €8.90 including a hot drink.
- [dead link] Kappellchen, Wilhelmstr. 85 (about 5 min walk from Siegburg train station). M-Th Su 17:00 til 01:00, F Sa 17:00-03:30 (kitchen open til 23:30), for lunch 11:00 til 14:30. Restaurant and Cocktailbar that offers European cuisine. It is more famous for it's huge cocktailbar than its dishes, has a small beer garden and the location looks like a small chapel.
- 1 Casbah, Markt 35 (at the market place). Tu W from 20:00, Th F 18:00-23:00, Sa from 15:00 and Su from 17:00. It is a bar and restaurant in a nice and cosy cellar that has special offers every night like live music, special prices for wine, cocktails or pasta. Also a good place to watch a soccer game.
- 2 Latino Lounge, Markt 16-19 (in the Marktpassage close to the market place). M Tu 10:00-00:00, F Sa 10:00-01:00. Is a mexican bar and restaurant with friendly staff. On Sundays breakfast is offered for a special deal including coffee.
- 3 Siegburger Brauhaus, Holzgasse 37, ☏ . Taste some home-brew beers at the Siegburger Brauhaus (better not taste the food, it's not so delicious). Roughly once a month there're also live music performances
- 1 Kranz Park Hotel. A very comfortable hotel run by the brothers Kranz. It is close to the city centre, with a "penthouse" bar and excellent restaurant. They also have wet and dry saunas available onsite for no additional charge.
- 2 Hotel Herting. The hotel is quite modern and has 35 rooms, a conference room, restaurant and café with terrace. It is centrally located opposite the train station. All areas of the hotel are accessible by wheelchair. The hotel offers wireless network access and special weekend packages, also for the medieval christmas market.
|Routes through Siegburg|
|Dortmund ← Düsseldorf ←||Dortmund München||→ Frankfurt Airport → Stuttgart|
|Dortmund ← Wuppertal ←||Dortmund Basel||→ Frankfurt Airport → Karlsruhe|
|Köln ← Köln/Bonn Airport ←||Köln Frankfurt (via airport)||→ Limburg Süd → Frankfurt|