Sights in Saarbrücken
The collegiate church in Saarbrücken St. Arnual
The red sandstone basilica is one of the few high Gothic buildings on the Saar in a wide area. The gem characterizes the market square in the Saarbrücken district of St. Arnual. The collegiate church is one of the few Gothic churches in Saarland. It is the 7th construction at this point and was started in the middle of the 13th century; it is worth seeing not only because of its structure but also because of the many tombs from 5 centuries.
The Roman fort in Saarbrücken
The origins of the city of Saarbrücken go back to a Gallo-Roman settlement that existed here from the 1st century AD to the 5th century. The fort was built in the 3rd century AD. The impressive remains that can still be seen today were unearthed during excavations.
The Saarbrücken Zoo
Saarbrücken Zoo, located in an old quarry in the east of the state capital, is a so-called ´Geo-Zoo´, which shows the animals broken down by continents.
The zoo specializes in African species - especially from the island of Madagascar - and primates. The central animal house is the Africa house. It serves as quarters for giraffes, zebras and antelopes.
There is a night animal department in the basement. Pottos and Galagos live here, but also fruit bats and aardvarks, rare guests in zoos. Milu deer, hornbills and cockatoos come from Asia. There is an aquarium for piranhas in the Tapir Tropical House.
Further information https://zoo.saarbruecken.de/
The Celtic ring wall in Saarbrücken
In the Stiftswald St. Arnual, the knowledgeable hiker comes across the remains of our Celtic ancestors off the beaten track. Here you can find the north wall of a Celtic refuge. The complex was built around 800 - 500 years BC. Chr.
The Saarbrücker Schloss is a top attraction. Saarbrücken Castle is a baroque castle in the Saarland capital. The rock was already occupied by a castle in the 10th century, which was replaced by a Staufer fortress in the 13th century. At the beginning of the 17th century, Count Ludwig von Nassau Saarbrücken converted the castle into a renaissance palace.
It is located in the Alt-Saarbrücken district on the left bank of the Saar.
Further information: Saarbrücken Castle
In the southwest of Saarbrücken on the border with France (Goldene Bremm), the Franco-German Garden was laid out in 1960 on the former fortifications of the West Wall.
The 50 hectare park offers relaxation and entertainment for the whole family. A round trip with the small train or a gondola ride with the cable car gives you an impression of the individual themed gardens. A wide-meshed network of paths around the Deutschmühlenweiher invites you to take a walk.
Further information: German-French garden
Halberg Castle in Saarbrücken
Halberg Castle forms part of the Saarland broadcasting facility. It was built in 1711 by Prince Ludwig von Nassau-Saarbrücken as a baroque pleasure palace "Monplaisier".
The director has his office in the main building of the castle and a restaurant with a bistro has been housed. The forest and the green areas of the building were the former palace gardens.
Sights in Saarland
Saar loop and treetop path
The path meanders for around 800 meters through beech, oak and Douglas fir, reaching a height of 23 meters. Once here, the path winds its way over the treetops up into the air and ends in the 42 meter high observation tower, which offers a breathtaking view of the Saar loop valley. The view opens onto the green hills of the Saar-Hunsrück nature park and, on a clear day, even as far as the Vosges.
Further information: Treetop Walk Saarschleife
Memory of mining in Saarland. In order to set a monument to the mining industry and its employees, the idea came up of building a polygon on the Duhamel dump in Ensdorf. The steel structure is 30 meters high. It consists of two sloping towers that are connected by a bridge. Each of the two towers can be reached by climbing 130 steps, a 35 meter wide platform at a height of 25 meters. The reward of the effort is a magnificent view of the surroundings.
Further information: Saarpolygon