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The capital of the Saarland was first mentioned in record books in AD 999, although it dates back to Celtic and Roman times. The Romans built a small town at the intersection of two roads, Metz-Worms and Trier-Strasbourg, and erected a stone bridge that served until medieval times. The industrialisation of the Saarland in the 19 C saw the start of a new economic era. Although WWII left its mark, the city with the silhouette of a baroque princely residence developped into a regional metropolis.
Tourist attractions Saarbrücken : Things to see and do
Ludwigsplatz D - 66117 Saarbrücken
Ludwigsplatz is bordered by eight palaces of different sizes, forming a perfect illustration of the passage from the Baroque to the Classical style. The church (by Stengel) is one of the most beautiful and uniform Baroque constructions in Germany.
St. Johanner Markt D - 66111 Saarbrücken
The old city around the market is the true heart of Saarbrücken. The focal point is the beautiful fountain with its obelisk and cast-iron railing. Life pulses in the winding streets and many bistros.
St-Johanner Markt D - 66111 Saarbrücken
Built by Stengel in the 18C, this church is another Baroque jewel. The four confessionals are precursors of the Louis XVI style. The mirror ceiling represents a rose, the coat of arms of the town of St. Johann.
Hafenstr. 8 D - 66111 SAARBRUECKEN
The 4-star Mercure Hotel Saarbrücken City is in the heart of this mini metropolis, just a short walk from the banks of the river Saar. All 150 non-smoking rooms have air conditioning and free WIFI. Plan and host your event for up to 100 guests with u..
Schillerplatz 4 D - 66111 Saarbrücken
Located directly opposite the Saarland State Theatre, this non-smoking design hotel in Saarbrücken offers air-conditioned rooms with a flat-screen TV. Free WiFi is available throughout. Opened in April 2011, the Motel One Saarbrücken offers stylish ..
Cecilienstraße 5 D - 66111 Saarbrücken
This hotel enjoys a tranquil and yet central location right in the heart of Saarbrücken, in the Saarland, within 2 kilometres of the French border. Hotel Madeleine provides ideal accommodation for all visitors to Saarbrücken. It is within easy wal..
Mainzer Str. 95 D - 66121 Saarbrücken
The floor-to-ceiling windows afford you a glimpse of Klaus Erfort's temple to classic French cuisine even before you enter this wonderful white villa. The food is impeccable and the preparation perfect, right down to the very last detail. To round of..
Faktoreistr. 2 D - 66111 Saarbrücken
Mainzer Str. 10 D - 66111 Saarbrücken
With new premises but the same tried and tested formula, Jens Jakob has moved his team just down the road. In this new, elegantly modern restaurant he continues to cook in his own characteristic style. Reduced, value for money menu at lunchtimes.
Straße des 13. Januar 35 D - 66121 Saarbrücken
Located in the middle of Saarbrücken's Schlachthof or 'slaughterhouse' quarter, meat comes high on the menu at this charming brasserie. Steak lovers will be unable to resist the selection of dry-aged beef from renowned local producer Schwamm. The his..
Mainzer Str. 10 D - 66111 Saarbrücken
Eva Wallé has taken over the reins in the kitchen under the direction of Jens Jakob. She and her team cook ambitious French inspired Mediterranean food with seasonal influences. You can watch all the action thanks to the open kitchen.
Wilhelm-Heinrich-Str. 17 D - 66111 Saarbrücken
Annette Krautkremer and Khaid Arabe have found themselves a new culinary home in the lovely, classically modern dining rooms of the venerable Handelshof. The chef has a way with flavours, his delicious French cuisine clearly revealing his Moroccan ro..
Trillerweg 57 D - 66117 Saarbrücken
Gersweiler Str. 43a D - 66117 Saarbrücken
Quack's Breton fish soup is the speciality at Anne and Wolfgang Quack's eponymous restaurant and may soon become your favourite food. There is no excuse to neglect the other regional and international dishes on the menu though, as the lovely light an..