Saarburg Travel Guide

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    Cafe culture on the Patio.
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    This small town looks like a "Tale",...
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    The Piazza of Saarburg...
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Saarburg Highlights

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    Maryimelda says…

     So much to see in such a small place. 

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    Henk.Irene says…

     In the holiday period is very busy in the center 

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     To taste the real flavor of Germany, go to Saarburg. 

Saarburg Things to Do

  • Bicycle tour of Saarburg - Saar loop

    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...

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  • St Laurentius

    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...

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  • Amuseum

    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...

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  • Houses of the Fisherman.......

    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...

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  • At last the Waterfall

    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...

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  • The "Piazza"...

    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.

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  • First look at the waterfall

    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.

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  • The Protestant Church

    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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  • Saarburg Castle

    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...

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  • Hackenberger Mühle

    Since 1894, the mill situated in the centre of the historic old town of Saarburg has been owned by the Hackenberger family. However, the watermill, a complex of three mills arranged one behind the other, dates back to as early as the 13th or 14th century. The mill wheels are still driven today by the waterfall on the Leukbach river, which plummets...

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  • Amüseum am Wasserfall in Saarburg

    The former electoral mill, which was built in 1657 at the artificially positioned waterfall, today houses - amongst other things - the AMÜSEUM town museum. In the middle of the historic Old Town, the museum presents Saarburg?s traditional skilled trades, such as printer, tanner, cobbler and boatman. Alongside tanning, one trade had a particular...

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  • view at Saarburg

    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...

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Saarburg Restaurants

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    by Maryimelda Updated Jan 21, 2010

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    This Gelateria serves the most fabulous Ice Cream Sundaes you could ever possibly imagine.
    The choices are innumerable. Located in the Piazza surrounding the waterfall, you can enjoy a wonderful ambience with strolling musicians thrown in for good measure. You can see the number of people there and this was Monday afternoon. I'd hate to be trying to get a table on the weekends.

    Favorite Dish: I must apologise for eating half of my sundae before I thought to take a pic. It was massive, but I tried really hard and managed to get through it all. Sometimes you just have to make sacrifices and put yourself through this kind of torture so that you can give a good honest tip on VT. See photo 2.

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Saarburg Transportation

  • The little red bus/train

    The older I get and the weaker my knees become, the more I appreciate these little vehicles which transport people around so many cities and towns in Europe. By using the bus/train to whizz around the place first, you can then decide what is worth going back to see properly and what is not. Saarburg is no exception, the little red train does the...

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  • A short train ride....

    The trains run from Trier to Saarburg twice an hour all day long. I can't rightly remember the fare but it was only a few euros for a round trip ticket. The journey takes about 20 minutes.When you get off at Saarburg, go straight down the main road leading to the bridge over the river. Cross the bridge and proceed down the ramp on your right...

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Saarburg Off The Beaten Path

  • Bernkastle Kuetz

    The little town of Bernkastle is not to be missed when visiting this area. The town is so German, you almost taste the dark beer and viennerschnitzel the minute you enter. The buildings seem to be miniature and right in the middle of town is a beer garden. It is a tiny two-story house, crooked from age. Through the windows, we could see people...

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  • Burg Eltz

    A trip to Germany and the Saar valley region would not be complete without a visit to Burg Eltz. To reach the castle, you must circle the mountain many times. Upon reaching the top, Burg Eltz stands out like a beacon, with it's high stone walls and copper dragon water spouts.

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