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Siegen belongs to the district of Siegen-Wittgenstein and is located in North Rhine-Westphalia close to the border of the federal states of Hesse and Rhineland-Palatinate.
The city is also called Rubensstadt in reference to the city's most famous son, the baroque painter Peter Paul Rubens, and it is considered to be Germany's most wooded and greenest city. Take a tour now on stadtsiegen.takeatour.de
In the surrounding area there are unspoilt landscapes with a great variety of plants and animals, natural springs and Lake Bigge, which allow a unique experience of nature and make the region a recreation center. Outdoor activities in summer range from hiking and trekking to wind and kite surfing as well as cycling and mountain biking. In winter the location offers ideal conditions for skiing and snowboarding in surrounding ski areas, such as Willingen, Wildewiese or Winterberg.
In the Upper Town (Oberstadt) lies the old town with its historical center and buildings. It is extended by the modern Lower Town at the foot of the mountain with shopping centers, cosy cafés, bars and restaurants along the riverside (Siegufer).
Siegen has a lively art and culture scene which offers a variety of entertainment and invites individuals to get involved: the Siegerland Museum in the Upper Castle provides insights into Rubens' artistic work. The Museum of Contemporary Art provides exhibitions of contemporary art. The Apollo Theater offers a colourful repertoire of plays, guest performances, concerts and guided tours. The Media and Culture House Lÿz serves as a stage for cabaret, performances, concerts, and workshops. Major events usually take place in the Siegerlandhalle, which offers a broad programme throughout the year.
Other unique local events include the concerts of the Philharmonie Südwestfalen, Siegen-Wittgenstein's own symphonic orchestra, and the annual KulturPur Music and Theater Festival, which takes place in the midst of Siegen's beautiful natural landscape.
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