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Sightseeing in Saarbrucken - what to see. Complete travel guide

Saarbruecken is a major scientific and university center that is also rich in cultural and historical monuments. For tourists this is primarily a sightseeing resort, which attracts visitors by its modern infrastructure and excellent service.
Apart from exciting excursions and walking tours though scenic areas, the city of Saarbruecken will treat its guests with plenty of other entertainments. The Rennbahn Saarbrucken Gudingen … Open
Start exploring the city from visiting St. Yohanner Markt square. Here you will find most popular cafes and restaurants; every morning thousands of local people gather on the square to enjoy a cup of morning coffee in one of the outdoor terraces. One of the main attractions of the city, Palace Schloss, is also located here. This magnificent building features a unique combination of modern and baroque styles. Luxury rooms of the palace are often used to host all kinds of cultural activities. The palace is surrounded by a spacious park. If you relax in the city during summer, you will be able to visit one of the concerts held in the park under the open sky. You will also find a large viewing platform in the distant wing of the palace, which features stunning views of the city and its suburbs.
Ludwigsplatz Square is another remarkable place for tourists. The main decoration of this square is Ludwigskirhe Church. This is one of the most beautiful buildings made in best traditions of the baroque style. Visiting museums and exhibition centers will help you to diversify your program of rest. Tourists can get acquainted with the history of this region by attending Historical Museum of Saar Region. Here are exhibited the collections of archaeological findings that will tell you about most important events in the history of the city. Museum of Primitive Human History provides visitors with a unique collection of ornaments and jewelry, glassware, coins, pottery and bronze, as well as tools and wall carvings. Saarlouis town, which is located ten kilometers away from Saarbrucken, will become a true discovery for lovers of old buildings and stories about past centuries. Copyright
1. The city of Saarbruecken experiences the heaviest tourist traffic in summer. The warmest months of the year are considered to be July and August. A hotel for a summer period should better … Open
On one of the historic streets in Saarbrücken is located Castle church built in the 15th century. It is an outstanding sample of Gothic architecture. Like many other historic buildings in the city, it was badly damaged during the Second World War. However, the church was restored in full accordance with the original blueprints. It's amazing, but in wartime the most beautiful stained-glass windows remained untouched. Their age is more than 400 years.
Nearby, the Town Hall of St. Johann is situated. Its construction took place in the late 19th century and lasted three years. The town hall was created according to the project of the famous architect Georg von Hauberisser. One of its main features is a tall tower. It rises up to an altitude of 54 meters and is visible from many city streets. Despite the fact that the town hall was built in the 19th century, it is a bright monument in Gothic style.
The St. Johanner Place concentrates the most popular restaurants, cafes and bars of Saarbruecken. Tourists will find there as upscale restaurants so quiet budgetary cafes, small grocery … Open
An important point of tour programs around the city is the ancient Alte Brücke. It is one of the oldest bridges of Saarbrucken. The bridge was created in the middle of the 16th century to connect two rapidly expanding urban areas. Originally, it numbered 14 arches. During the war years, six of them were destroyed. After the war, the bridge was reconstructed. At present, it is open to pedestrians and is used for legitimate purposes. It is best to admire the ancient construction at night, when it is decorated with spectacular illumination.
The ancient Kirkel Castle, located in the vicinity of the city, has the status of an important cultural center nowadays. The fortification itself was built in the 11th century, many of its elements have remained unchanged. Part of the ancient castle is occupied by a historical museum. It contains a rich collection of medieval sculptures and paintings, as well as other priceless artifacts. In some rooms are interesting craft workshops, where you can watch famous masters at work and purchase excellent souvenirs.
The city of Saarbruecken is known for its rich and bright cultural life as during the year the city holds numerous festivals and carnivals of global scale. One of such country scale … Open
The city maintained St. Elizabeth Chapel, created in the 13th century. During the years of existence, it repeatedly changed its status. For a long time there located a hospital. Now, religious services are conducted in it again. Many are attracted by organ music concerts.
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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Saarbrucken
♥   Castle 'Château de Hombourg-Haut' Moselle, 19.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Schloss Karlsberg' , 30.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Schloss Dagstuhl' , 34 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Dagstuhl Castle' , 34 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Saint-Sixte' Moselle, 36.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Saarbrucken
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Vosges du Nord' , 46.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Hunsrück-Hochwald' , 48.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Lorraine' , 84.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Eifel' , 85.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Ballons des Vosges' , 132.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Saarbrucken and around
♥   Art museum 'Saarland Museum' Saarbrücken, 0.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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Centre Pompidou-Metz

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A spacious lobby is located on the ground floor of the museum. There is also a cafe and gift shop here. The unique exhibition hall has become one of the main features of the interior design. Its ceiling height is 10 meters. A few museums have such spacious exhibition halls. There is an opportunity to present even very large works of art and installations in the Pompidou-Metz center. Visitors to the center can walk through the surrounding cherry orchard after the tour. … Read further

Chateau de Lichtenberg

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Special educational activities for children of different ages are provided in the cultural center. Therefore, the old castle is a popular place for family holidays. A cafe is open on the castle grounds. There is also an interesting souvenir store here. The famous architect Daniel Speck became one of the main initiators of the modernization of the historical monument. As the expert himself claims, absolutely all modern installations and additions to the fortress structure can be easily dismantled. It is possible to restore the castle to its original medieval appearance in a few days if necessary. … Read further
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