With a population of about 1 million only (but not less exciting!), Saarland is located in the south-western part of Germany. It was previously also called the Saar province. Although it experienced some French influences in its history, its inhabitants are German-speaking and largely Roman Catholic.
Until the 18th century, it was separated with France into the regions of Saarbrücken and the palatine duchy of Zweibrücken. The whole time of its record, it has often tainted nationalities — eight times in the past 200 years alone!
After the Second World War, France imposed an independence ruling and a profitable union. So it became a state of the Federal Republic of Germany.
It is a young state with an unstable history. Unseen attractiveness like peaceful lakes and waterways, never-ending wooded area, quiet rural communities and lovely old towns, idealistic wineries, imposing tombstones and archaeological discoveries — all this can be seen here. A trip to Saarland is an imposing artistic discovery tour, marked by the proof of unstable past.
The state presents the whole wellness package in a charming environment. Those who desire to calm down and convalesce will come across abundance of hotels and hot tub satisfying their all requirements. But also those seeking adventures in nature can choose from a broad variety of activities.
Saarbrücken has a touch of Hollywood thanks to the Max Ophüls Prize. Every year in January, it hosts a film festival for up-and-coming German film directors and actors.