Places To Visit

The Siegen Upper Castle

The Siegen Obere Schloss (Upper Castle) dates from around the 13th century, and it has carried the name Oberes Schloss since around 1670. In the 15th century, the Counts of Nassau ran the town, and the castle and the castle gained defensive towers and walls. Unfortunately, much of the main building was destroyed by fire [read more]

Places To Visit

A Princely Crypt in Siegen

The Furstengruft, or Princely Crypt in Siegen, was founded by John Maurice, Prince of Nassau-Siegen, whose grandfather was a younger brother of William I (the Silent), Prince of Orange. Nassau-Siegen was a principality within the Holy Roman Empire. John Maurice had been trying to decide between Cleves and Siegen for a burial place and finally [read more]