The Lower castle was built in the 17th century and was the home of the royal family Nassau-Siegen. Inside the Schloss is also found the crypt of the Evangelical branch of the Nassau princely house. At the rectangular courtyard in front of the castle is a memorial of the victims of the war. Today, the Schloss serves as a state authority building in which the North Rhine-Westphalia Building and Property Establishment, the State Environment Office, the Office for Occupational Health and Safety and the Attendorn Correctional Facility (Siegen Branch Facility) are all housed.
The Dicker Turm is part of the lower castle. It has got a glockenspiel and it is one of the popular landmarks of Siegen. The Dicker Turm houses the State Enviroment Office.
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