Siegburg

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Siegburg, Germany
Coat of arms of Siegburg, Germany
Coat of arms
Siegburg, Germany is located in Germany
Siegburg, Germany
Siegburg, Germany
Coordinates: 50°48′5″N 7°12′16″E / 50.80139°N 7.20444°E / 50.80139; 7.20444Coordinates: 50°48′5″N 7°12′16″E / 50.80139°N 7.20444°E / 50.80139; 7.20444
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Köln
District Rhein-Sieg-Kreis
Subdivisions 8
Government
 • Mayor Franz Huhn (CDU)
Area
 • Total 23.47 km2 (9.06 sq mi)
Elevation 60 m (200 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 39,103
 • Density 1,700/km2 (4,300/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 53721
Dialling codes 02241
Vehicle registration SU
Website www.siegburg.de

Siegburg (i.e. fort on the Sieg river) is a city in the district of Rhein-Sieg-Kreis, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is located on the banks of the rivers Sieg and Agger, 10 kilometres from the former seat of West German government Bonn and 26 kilometres from Cologne.

History[edit]

St. Servatius and the Haus zum Winter (1220 AD)

Archbishop Anno II of Cologne founded a Benedictine monastery in 1064, known as Michaelsberg Abbey, on top of the hill also called the Michaelsberg. A settlement that arose from that was first mentioned as a city in 1182. Siegburg reached the height of its prosperity in the 15th and 16th century. It is famous for its pottery, especially for the Siegburg pitchers (Siegburger Krüge).

Siegburg has been the county seat of the Rhein-Sieg-Kreis since 1816.

Siegburg's synagogue was destroyed on Kristallnacht, signaling the demise of its Jewish community.


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Twin towns – Sister cities[edit]

Siegburg is twinned with:

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