SiegburgNorth Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is located on the banks of the rivers Sieg and Agger, 10 kilometres away from the former capital Bonn and 26 kilometres away from Cologne. Siegburg is at the base of a "mountain" (St. Michael's Mount, about 40km 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.
phone: +49 2241 - 96985-33address: Europaplatz 3
By busThe bus terminal is located at Siegburg train station. Buses go to cities like Bonn (line 640), Troisdorf (line 501/164 or 503) and Hennef (line 510).
Siegburg ICE-BahnhofStop 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 Bonn on the underground platforms just below the ICE bahnhof. A ride to Bonn takes roughly 25 minutes
By taxiThere is a big taxi stop in front of Siegburg train station.
By e-bikeRent an e-bike at Tourist Information Siegburg and make a bike tour along the river Sieg.
address: Bergstr. 26Is 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 to 7 pm and round trip tickets for adults cost 3 Euro.
Medieval christmas marketIn 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 MuseumThe 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.
address: Zeithstr. 110If 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.
address: Europaplatz 1Is 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.
Along the pedestrian area you will also find a big market place.
Market placeYou can buy fresh vegetables, fruits, herbs or flowers there.
address: Auf der Kälke 1-3Turkish-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.
address: Wilhelmstr. 56Mediterranean restaurant with bar that has a baroque atmosphere. Good breakfast buffet on sundays for 8.90 Euro including a hot drink.
address: Wilhelmstr. 85Restaurant 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.
address: Markt 35Is 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.
address: Markt 16-19Is a mexican bar and restaurant with friendly staff. On Sundays breakfast is offered for a special deal including coffee.
phone: +49 2241 55999address: Holzgasse 37Taste 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
Kranz Park HotelA very comfortable hotel run by the brothers Kranz. It is close to the city center, with a "penthouse" bar and excellent restaurant. They also have wet and dry saunas available onsite for no additional charge.
Hotel HertingThe 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.