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    Saarburg Castle

    by Maryimelda Written Jan 21, 2010

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    Count Siegfried of Luxemburg built the Castle/Fortress in 964 high on a hill overlooking what was to become the City of Saarburg in 1291 when given city rights by King Rudolf of Habsburg.
    The Castle is now a ruin but if you want to climb 107 steps to the top, you will have a fabulous view over the area. No need to give directions. When you arrive in Saarburg, you will see it.

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    The "Piazza"...

    by Maryimelda Updated Jan 22, 2010

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    This is where all the action is. The River Leuk runs through the centre of the town and becomes the famous Saarburg waterfall or cascade. The area is chock full of outdoor restaurant, shops, flowers etc and is really very beautiful and to my mind quite exciting. It will take your breath away.

    The River Leuk And again Outdoor cafes Wandering musician View from one of the little bridges
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    At last the Waterfall

    by Maryimelda Written Jan 22, 2010

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    I have seen the waterfall described as a natural feature of Saarburg and I have seen it described as artificial. I think that the River Leuk was diverted many centuries ago to make provision for easily accessed water in case of fire. When this was done, voila! a beautiful waterfall running right through the middle of town. It is this feature that primarily brings visitors to Saarburg and it truly is worth taking the time believe me.

    You have to see it to believe it.....
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    Houses of the Fisherman.......

    by Maryimelda Written Jan 22, 2010

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    The fisherman and other sailors or mariners lived in very colourful houses as close as possible to the banks of the River Saar. Go down by the river and wander around these houses, it reallly is quite interesting. You can pick which are the mariners homes by the motifs that are displayed on the front. They might have, anchors or fish hooks or the like. It is another very attractive area of Saarburg.

    Fisherman's houses Laneway leading to the river bank....
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    First look at the waterfall

    by Maryimelda Updated Jan 22, 2010

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    On your way to the city centre, you will need to turn left into the hill leading to the top. As you proceed up this very attractive street, you will come upon a viewing point from which you will catch your first glimpse of the waterfall. This is a great photo opportunity as well as being a good place to rest half way up the hill.

    Turn left up the hill.... When you get here, you're almost there..... Wow! Close look at one of the old mill wheels...
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    St Laurentius

    by Maryimelda Updated Jan 24, 2010

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    St Laurentius Parish Church was built to replace a small Chapel of the Cross which was erected on this same site in the 13th century. It is big and beautiful but unfortunately, it was closed on the day of my visit to Saarburg, so I can tell you nothing more. If any other VTers can give me some info on this church, I would be most grateful. Suffice to say, it is very prominent on the Saarburg skyline.

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    Amuseum

    by Maryimelda Written Jan 23, 2010

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    In 1657 This building was built as an electors mill. It was later to become a power station. In 1935 the electric compay installed a new turbine to produce power for the town. It is still on display today. The museum is a showcase for the skilled trades people of Saarburg and many different trades are represented here. Some of these are fishermen and mariners, tannery workers, millers and workers at the bell foundry which only ceased making bells in 2002.

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    Bicycle tour of Saarburg - Saar loop

    by Henk.Irene Updated May 14, 2010

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    A bicycle tour of Saarburg to Saar loop, vice versa about 58 km. A nice bike ride along the Saar River with here and there a small climb. Starting along the right bank to the locks of Serrig-Traben. Fun to see the lock through from the boats for a fall (decline) of about 12 meters. Further along the right bank to Taben-Roth on the bridge to the left side to go.Please note, right after the bridge sharp left through a fairly steep gravel path down. Then on a relatively flat unpaved bike path and a short climb to a small chapel and then further to Mettlach. Then Mettlach beyond, stay on the left bank, along the Saar loop until Café-Terace Zum Fährhaus. A good opportunity for lunch. Here with the ferry crossing to the right bank and back to Mettlach. Mettlach the place to be for Villeroy & Boch. For the fans, there is the possibility to visit the factory. After the visit to Mettlach take the bridge to the left bank and back to Taben- Roth. Take the bridge to the right bank and back to Saarburg.

    See for a visual impression of this bike ride my video Saarburg to Saar loop .

    View over the Saar river Nelly, Irene and Rob on the lock Serrig-Traben The chapel near Mettlach On the road to Mettlach View on the factory of Villeroy & Boch
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    view at Saarburg

    by MATIM Written May 12, 2003

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    We had some scarry moments in this cable cabines.
    Just when I said to my daughter that it was late and I was a bit worried they didn't forget that we are in the cabines, we where the only ones still in!
    The cable cabine stopped.....................we waited and waited and nothing happend only the wind made our cable cabine going back and forward.................
    After a few minutes the cabines start again, we never knew what the problem was, but it was a bit scarry!!

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    Great views over the Saar river

    by gwened Written Aug 25, 2015

    a high point with great views over the river Saar and the vast valley before you, as well as parts of the city, this is the Schleif lookout right by the other high point at Au Dem graben and corner with Kruterberg streets.

    You will be able to see the bridge Altstadts brucke and the railroad station at Guterstrabe and Bruckenstrabe. Crossing the bridge you see the river boat terminal at Staden.

    the view of the Saar from point  Schleif from point Schleif over the river and bridge
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    Church of St Laurentius

    by gwened Written Aug 26, 2015

    This is the Catholic Church in town and its a nice one. It is at the location of a small cross found early in the 13C given the right to do baptisms in 1370!.

    After many renovations and rebuilts a new Church was built in 1854 and after the war it was renovated again. the 3 nave Church was heavily damaged in 1944 but parts of the neo gothic aspects were kept.

    The interior of the church has a wonderful Grape Madonna (c. 1500), the baptismal font of the stone (c 1575) and the stained glass windows (1855).

    The entry is heavenly with angels sculptures on the tympan, very bright colorful nave, and a nice organ.
    more info in German
    http://www.roscheiderhof.de/kulturdb/client/einObjekt.php?id=1118

    Church of St Laurentius entry door tympan nave organ portrait of St Laurentius
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    AMuseum or Municipal museum

    by gwened Written Aug 26, 2015

    The municipal museum, known as the “Amüseum” is located in the former electoral mill with the oldest power-generating turbine in private ownership and interesting temporary exhibitions.

    The first mill at the cascade was from 1366!, and the electoral mill was built on its ruins to take over the function of power plant in 1900. today it host the Amuseum with an exhibition of nice local crafts like tanners, bell founder, printer, cobbler, and skipper. the oldest but still working turbine as well as an art gallery with changing shows are rather nice.

    Very nice little museum indeed for the whole family. info in German here
    http://www.saarburg.eu/tourismus/museen/amueseum0.html

    also in German with more info and pictures
    http://www.serrigerland.de/museum_saarburg.htm

    AMuseum side of museum with mill and cascade below leuk cascade from back of Amuseum
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    river cruise from Saarburg

    by gwened Written Aug 26, 2015

    nive river cruising is done here a lot and we took some advantage of it in the area not from here but is another choice on the saar stern boat

    right from thet standen underneath the bridge coming into the city on the Altstadts brucke you have the boat terminal and plenty of car parking for free. This is the Schiiffs anlegestelle.

    The information is in German but you have a cruise up to Mettlach on Tuesdays and Saturdays and another to Wasserbillig (Luxembourg),and Ockfen, Konz, Germany. The company info is at
    Schifffahrtsunternehmen: Saar-Personen-Schifffahrt, Laurentiusberg 5, Saarburg

    prices from Saarburg easily noticeable
    http://www.saarflotte.de/de/tagesfahrten/ab-saarburg.html

    The Saar Stern boat holds 72 passengers easily and built in 1972.

    Standen port termina and the Saar Stern boat
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    The Protestant Church

    by Maryimelda Updated Jan 21, 2010

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    On the road leading to the Castle, you will find the Protestant church which was built in 1893.
    Sadly it was bombed in 1944 but by 1949 had been rebuilt.

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