There is always something going on in the city of Siegen in the Siegerland region. Take in a show at the famous Apollo Theater, or get swept up in a drama or cabaret at the Lyz cultural house.
In the summer time you can enjoy an open air symphony in the inner courtyard of the Unteres Schloss (Lower Castle), or relax with a draught of your favorite local brew in a sunny beer garden.
Take advantage of the many fine restaurants serving up the region’s favorite culinary delights. Perhaps you’d like to enjoy Riewekooche (potato pancakes), or maybe some Kiernmelchsoabbe (buttermilk soup), with a succulent Grinnchesbroare (rabbit roast). You will have plenty of opportunities to include your taste buds in your Siegen adventure.
The Sieg Carré and the City-Galerie are two another excellent areas to explore. Whether you are just window shopping, or you want to pick up some new threads you’ll enjoy the local take on retail trends. If you like a more environmentally friendly sort of shopping experience check out the local Flea Market on the first Saturday of the month from March through November where there are only used and antique items allowed.
With all the annual events and festivals that the city hosts, it won’t be long before your dance card is full. Reserve your Wednesdays for live music at the Mittwochs in, at Siegen-Weidenau featuring a different band every week.
Throughout the summer there is open air cinema, and a festival practically every other week, including the Johannimarkt which the city has celebrated for 400 years, and the Siegener Sommerfestival, which has only been around since 1990 but celebrates the arts by staging productions of cabaret, theater, music and cinema.
You can also enjoy inanimate art at the Museum for Modern Art, or the Haus Seel City Gallery. For music lovers there is also the Beatles Museum which pays homage to the fab-four, and holds the unique honor of being the smallest public museum in the world.
Now if that isn’t worth seeing I’m not sure what is. ;-)