Gut Siggen Seminar Centre
In accordance with the Foundationís statutes, the Gut Siggen Seminar Centre serves as a forum for European encounters, interdisciplinary summer academies, seminars, cultural events and as a guest house. The Gut Siggen Seminar Centre includes the manor house and the seminar building on the Siggen Estate.
Siggen is one of the oldest estates in Ostholstein, its history going back to medieval times. The manor was reconstructed repeatedly and the working quarters had to be built anew after a fire in 1934. Alfred Toepfer bought the estate with its ample farmlands in 1932. Since 1970 Siggen Manor has been used more intensively for the Foundationís activities. Gut Siggen is still a farm and is now the property of a subsidiary company of the Foundation. The seminar building, designed by the architectís office Auer+Weber+Assoziierte GmbH, was built in 2006/2007.
Siggen is situated 20 km east of Oldenburg in Holstein, 70 km north of LŁbeck, 70 km east of Kiel. The Gut Siggen Seminar Centre lies remote and idyllic in walking distance to the Baltic Sea. In addition to the manor and the new seminar building the estate includes a big barn and further buildings which accommodate the estateīs manager and the employees.