Sometimes, and I’m ashamed to admit it, I’m a “one and done” kinda person. For instance, all towns in Germany are (without a doubt) wonderful — because they’re German. However, sometimes they don’t have a lot to offer, so I tell you about it once & then I’m done. See? One and done.
Not so when it comes to the town of Saarburg. You see, I’ve been this way before — once when I was following the Saar River. Oh yes, I remember its Altstadt (Old Town) with an 18-meter waterfall deadsmack in the middle of it. What’s even better is along side the cascading water are 17th and 18th century homes.
The Amüseum is right here too, an old mill that’s now a craft and guild museum. If you take one of Saarburg’s guided tours (offered in German, English, Dutch, and French) you’ll see all of this, and more.
My only hope is that I don’t forget anything about Saarburg.
Drats, I should’ve written this when I first fell in love with the place. Must’ve been the wine. Riesling grapes are the most popular today, but wine’s been made around here since around the year 50, when the Romans used to make it.
What else is remarkable about Saarburg is that it is (was) home to Siegfried of Luxembourg’s castle. He built it here back in 964, while today it’s in ruins above the Saar River.
Saarburg’s other historical buildings include its medieval Burg, the St. Laurentius Church, the old Jewish Cemetery, and the Church of the Visitation (1516) with its Grace Chapel from 1479.
It doesn’t end here. Saarburg has this awesome chairlift where you get a birds-eye view of the surrounding countryside, a summer tobogganing track where you careen down the surrounding countryside.
The town has lots of cafes along the water, where you can sit under an umbrella with a cold drink or much needed jolt of caffeine.
For some much needed wine, come for the Wine Festival in September.
Oh yea, that’s why I had to come back. See, it was the wine! :-)