Saarbrücken is the capital of the German state Saarland and is more than 1,000 years old!
Initially, the city was once known for being the industrial and transport center of a great coal basin since factories in the city shaped iron and steel, beer, optical instruments and construction materials. Yet, over the past decades, the industrial significance of the city has dipped down for some intrinsic reasons.
A lot of companies including German ones, realized the “importance” of importing coal from lower-wage countries instead of buying it from here. This actually set the tones against the city which turned out to be the major set back for its growth.
Now, the city is trying its level best to match the industry expectations.
Places of interest in the Saarbrücken include three prettiest squares in the form of Schlossplatz, Ludwigsplatz and St. Johanner Markt. All these places are equally enclosed by the tapered lanes of old town.
The palace garden organizes open-air concerts every year while the Ludwigs Church (Ludwigskirche) is regarded as the most attractive Protestant baroque churches in Germany.
St. Johanner Markt square in the midst of its bars, bistros and restaurants, is the pride and joy of the city. People love to congregate here for a cappuccino as soon as the sun comes out. They thoroughly take pleasure with a glass of red wine or a beer fresh from the barrel.
Ludwigsplatz and Ludwigskirch are the masterpieces of this city which were built in the royal architecture style.
Being a centrally placed city, Saarbrücken is within the simple reach of many places worth a visit. Metz in the midst of its bug market and the Lorraine region are just over the border in France, while the Hochwald wooded area is to the north and Völklingen Ironworks, a world heritage site is close by.
The Saar Bow is a noteworthy natural attribute. You might wanna afford the luxury of a walking spree from Orscholz, next to Mettlach to the Cloef viewpoint to see the Saar Bow.
They will also locate some well-maintained cycling and walking trails in the area around it. If you love water feat, then you can experience it from close hand through a pleasure boat.
Saarbrücken contains an ample array of museums, too, and the Saarland Museum by way of its Old Collection and Modern Gallery feature offers you a remarkable treat to watch for.