Divided by the mighty Rhine, the Rhein-Sieg-Kreis is half in the high mountains and half sprawled across the flood plains of the Sieg and the Rhine itself.
Cities, Towns & Villages in the Rhein-Sieg-Kreis
A third of the district is covered in lush forest and to the south — where it joins Rhineland-Palatinate — the delightful river terraces are decorated with extensive vineyards.
The district capital of Siegburg is filled with theater, music, museums and religion and feeds strongly off of Cologne‘s cultural festivities. It also has a great history with the Benedictine abbey of St. Michael perched on a dormant volcano, and more recently with mining.
Königswinter is known across Germany, not only for its Rhine in Flames (Rhein in Flammen) festival in May, but also for the oldest nature reserve in the whole of Germany — the Siebengebirge — filled with myth and legend!