Place:Siegburg, Rheinland, Preußen, Germany

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NameSiegburg
TypeTown
Coordinates50.8°N 7.2°E
Located inRheinland, Preußen, Germany
Also located inRhein-Sieg, Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany     (1000 - )
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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

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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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