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Popular Points of Interest in and near Sigmaringen
Sigmaringen Castle (German: Schloss Sigmaringen) was the princely castle and seat of government for the Princes of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen. Situated in the Swabian Alb region of Baden-Württemberg, Germany, this castle dominates the skyline of the town of Sigmaringen. The castle was rebuilt following a fire in 1893, and only the towers of the earlier medieval fortress remain. Schloss Sigmaringen was a family estate of the Swabian Hohenzollern family, a cadet branch of the Hohenzollern family, from which the German Emperors and kings of Prussia came. During the closing months of World War II, Schloss Sigmaringen was briefly the seat of the Vichy French Government after France was liberated by the Allies. The castle and museums may be visited throughout the year, but only on guided tours.
Castle Sigmaringen was first mentioned in the year 1077 in the chronicles of the Petershausen monastery. In 1535 the Counts (from 1623 on, Princes) of Hohenzollern became the owners of Sigmaringen Palace and transformed it from a medieval fortress to a splendid and comfortable residence. While strolling through the halls and salons, one can admire magnificent pieces of furniture, porcelain and paintings which give an impression of the lifestyle and culture back then. In the museum, outstanding examples of pre- and early historic artefacts as well as significant works of Swabian painters and sculptors from the 15th and 16th century are on display. The collection of armours and weapons is considered to be one of the largest of its kind in Europe. The carriages, sleighs and sedan chairs in the former stables give an insight into the way of travelling in former times, while the private library houses substantial literature in all areas, specializing on the history of the Hohenzollern family.
Opening hours: November, February – April: Daily from 9.30 a.m. – 4.30 p.m. May – October: Daily from 9.00 a.m. – 4.45 p.m. December and January: Groups by appointment only.
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Sigmaringen is a town of the state of Baden-Württemberg in southern Germany. Situated on the upper Danube, it is the capital of the Sigmaringen district. Sigmaringen is renowned for its castle, Schloss Sigmaringen, which was the seat of the Vichy government-in-exile during the closing months of the Second World War.
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Things to See in Sigmaringen
Museum in the Round Tower
Sacred heart church
Church of St. Gallus
More about the History of Sigmaringen
Sigmaringen was first documented in 1077 and was in the principality of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen until 1850, after which it became a province of Prussia's Province of Hohenzollern. On September 7, 1944, following the Allied invasion of France, Henri Philippe Pétain and members of the Vichy government cabinet fled to Germany and established a government in exile at Sigmaringen. Pétain returned to France in April 1945. French writers Céline, Lucien Rebatet and Roland Gaucher, fearing for their lives because of their political and anti-Semitic writings, fled along with the Vichy government to Sigmaringen. Céline's novel D'un château l'autre (English: Castle to Castle) describes the fall of Sigmaringen. The city was taken by the French army in April 1945.
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Sigmaringen is a town of the state of Baden-Württemberg in southern Germany. It is renowned for its castle, Schloss Sigmaringen.
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