Freudenberg (Siegerland) — Germany’s Film And Theater Backdrop

Freudenberg in the Siegerland region is on the Oranier-Route, which is a tourist route that runs from Holland to Germany.

The first thing that most people go to is what is called the Alte Flecken or the Old Spot. This is the area in the historical part of the city where the vast majority are made of old half-timbered houses from the 17th Century.

Looking at the Alte Flecken from one of the surrounding hills, try and see if you can find the bell tower. This is all that remains of the old castle, but is still charming to see.

If you’re seeking more information about the history and culture of the city go ahead and visit the City Museum in the Alte Flecken. There is also the Technical Museum, which features a steam engine from the early 20th century. Check it out if you have an interest in this type of stuff.

Does Freudenberg look familiar to you? If so, it might be because you have seen the film in several recent (and not so recent) German movies. This town is chosen to be the backdrop of so many hits because it is often described as idyllic.

If German movies aren’t your cup of tea, maybe German theater is going to suit your taste. If so, come to Freudenberg during the play times of the Südwestfälische Freilichtbühne, which attracts around 50,000 visitors for different shows during the summer. The shows are mostly family friendly, so you can even bring the little ones to enjoy a night under the stars watching a play.

What about nature? There’s a small, attractive nature preserve called the Asdorfer Weiher. For a small area, there is a lot to see, including the Weibe River, a marshy area, grasslands and more. Even though the area is not that big, everything starts to look the same, so make sure to take a look at the map, so you won’t suddenly find yourself knee deep in mud with no way to get out.

 

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