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Germany > Saarland > Saarbruecken

Saarbruecken

N 49°14.28', E 6°59.846'
2012-08-29
http://www.saarbruecken.de/
Our rating: 6.40
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Saarbrücken is the capital of Saarland, the smallest land of Germany. The city is a major industrial center but at the same time you can find some interesting landmarks there. There's no historic center, only the downtown that lies on both banks of the Saar river near the Old Bridge. It will take you a couple of hours to walk around the downtown.

View from the Castle Square
View from the Castle Square ©Yuriy Buriak


Alte Bruecke (Old Bridge, 1546)
Alte Bruecke (Old Bridge, 1546) ©Yuriy Buriak


View from the Alte Bruecke (Old Bridge)
View from the Alte Bruecke (Old Bridge) ©Yuriy Buriak

In 1381 the land was called Nassau-Saarbrücken and ruled by the Nassau dynasty. You can visit the residence of the Counts of Nassau-Saarbrücken.

Saarbruecken Castle (17th century)
Saarbruecken Castle (17th century) ©Yuriy Buriak


Interesting facade of the Saarbruecken Castle
Interesting facade of the Saarbruecken Castle ©Yuriy Buriak


Fountain on the Castle Square
Fountain on the Castle Square ©Yuriy Buriak


Old City Hall
Old City Hall ©Yuriy Buriak


Castle Church (Schlosskirche, 1743)
Castle Church (Schlosskirche, 1743) ©Yuriy Buriak

The most interesting building in the city is Ludwig's Church (Ludwigskirche) which you can see on one of German commemorative coins of 2 euro. On Saturdays there's is a city market near the church.

Ludwigskirche (Ludwig Church, 1775)
Ludwigskirche (Ludwig Church, 1775) ©Yuriy Buriak

Saarbrücken is connected to the French town of Sarreguemines with the Saarbahn tram line, one of the two international tram lines in the world.

Friedenskirche (1743)
Friedenskirche (1743) ©Yuriy Buriak


Rathaus (City Hall, 1897-1900)
Rathaus (City Hall, 1897-1900) ©Yuriy Buriak


Staatstheater (state theatre, 1938)
Staatstheater (state theatre, 1938) ©Yuriy Buriak


St. John’s Church (Johanneskirche) (1894-1898)
St. John’s Church (Johanneskirche) (1894-1898) ©Yuriy Buriak


St. John's Basilica (1754-1758)
St. John's Basilica (1754-1758) ©Yuriy Buriak


Interesting house
Interesting house ©Yuriy Buriak

We spent the night at the Mercure Hotel Saarbrücken City (booking.com), it has the best location.

Getting there: It's easy go get to the city by train, but trains such as IC or ICE run just a couple times a day. Therefore, most likely you will take a regional train from Frankfurt, Mannheim or Kaiserslautern.

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