Dillingen (Saar) is famous for its historical architecture. You’ll be surprised for sure, if you’d thought once you’ve seen a cathedral you’ve seem them all. Not so. Here in Dillingen there is quite a display of various styles that will give you a visual treat of medieval history at its elegant best.
The St. Johann Church with its needle-sharp spire is quite different from the Dillinger Castle with its sturdy baroque facade. Neither of these bear any similarities with the awesome Jugenstilhaus in Stummstraße or the fairy tale Town Hall. The locals know they have a winner here with this last one, for it is illuminated to great advantage at night, which is the best time to view it.
For the record, there’s much more of the same kind, but then hey! who’s counting when you can’t get enough?
Dillingen, as I was saying, is truly representative of the land, whether it’s history, natural beauty, or industry. The latter of the trio is borne out by the huge steel plant.
Now, that might not be on your itinerary unless you’re one of those business types. But what it does mean for visitors of any kind is that it makes Dillingen a lively town that has plenty of entertainment in store for all those that labor hard during the day and come out looking for a good time in the evening.
The best example would have to be the Outdoor Haienbachtal or the local Swimming Pool that’s open throughout the year, whether summer or winter. Located in the lush background of the forest, you’ll soon realize this here’s no ordinary pool. Whether you want to work on a tan or relax in the shade, read a book or have a good meal, let loose on a water-slide or on a variety of water fun games, you’re at the right place.
Then there’s the Saar River, the scenic banks of which will definitely kill your inner couch potato for good, for not many can resist a hike or at least a stroll along this paradisaical place.
For something more strenuous, consider hiring a bike and take to one of those well marked trails.
Another great spot in Dillingen (Saar) for a stroll would be the splendid marina with all those power boats just bobbing in the blue waters. If you have one of your own moored there, you don’t need me to tell you how heavenly it is out there. If not, well, hire a bike and zip along the banks to feel the wind on your face. :-)