|• Mayor||Franz Huhn (CDU)|
|• Total||23.47 km2 (9.06 sq mi)|
|Elevation||60 m (200 ft)|
|• Density||1,700/km2 (4,500/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
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. The population of the city was 39,192 in the 2013 census.
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Archbishop-Elector 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/Bonn station is a railway station on the Cologne-Frankfurt high-speed railway and the Sieg Railway. The name of the station derives from it having been rebuilt for the high-speed line in order to serve Bonn. It is connected to Bonn by the Siegburg line of the Bonn Stadtbahn every 10 or 15 minutes. The station is located in the network area of the Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Sieg (Rhine-Sieg Transport Association, VRS) public transit authority.
Twin towns – Sister cities
Siegburg is twinned with:
- Nogent-sur-Marne, France
- Guarda, Portugal
- Bolesławiec, Poland
- Selçuk, Turkey
- Orestiada, Greece
- Yuzawa, Japan
- Engelbert Humperdinck (September 1, 1854 – September 27, 1921), German composer, of Hänsel und Gretel fame
- Wolfgang Overath (born September 29, 1943), former Germany national football team player and a member of the team which won the 1974 FIFA World Cup
- Catharina Felser (born October 2, 1982), racing-car driver
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