The defense and bell tower's three major steel made bells, done their service from 1921 to 2007, are removed off the tower and brought to the Rhododendron park, near the church. It's an amazing sight of such dignity as their inscriptions are a true reminder of God and His infinite love.more
A very interesting museum is the school museum. It shows how an average day in an average school was a hundred years ago.Quite a difference to today!There are two classrooms, one from the beginning of the 20th century and one from the middle of the 19th century.It's a touch -and- experience kind of museum andschool classes from today can come and...more
To rest before and after hunting the counts had a hunting lodge built in 18th century.This lodge is still standing, next to a small, but beautiful garden with some interestingsculptures.If you were to ask the way to the hunting lodge, nobody would be able to help you. It's always been called the "Pavillon", I don't know why.more
Around the main square in the old part of town, still called Schlossplatz - castle square - there are some old houses which had belonged to richcitizens. The most remarkable of these is the Hesse house,which was builtin 1590. The name has nothing to do with the state of Hessen, it was the family name of the people who lived there.I wanted to take...more
Very sad update 2010:The restaurant has closed. I was there last in December 2009 and the food was very good as always, but it was very quiet. Now I heard that they had to close. Too bad, another victim of the Credit Crunch.What do you do when you have a family meeting planned, restaurant booked and all of a sudden there's freezing rain and ice on...more
I had been to this restaurant before and had liked it. They have a good variety of dishes,including some very good vegetarian meals.In autums they offer mushroom dishes, chanterelles which are soo good! For a family meeting I booked a table for seven, after having checked their homepage again. Nothing had been changed, so I was looking forward to a...more
By car depending from which direction:
-Koeln, Koblenz, Trier - take A1 then on A8 then take exit Neunkirchen, then on B41 take direction Ottweiler/Birckenfeld
-Paris, Metz, Straßburg - take A4
-Frankfurt, Mannheim - take A6
-Bruessel, Luxemburg - take A620
Zweibruecken, Karlsruhe - take A8
By train: Saarbruecken, Bingen, then get out at station Ottweiler
By plane: Arrival Luxembourg, then rent car, then on E29, on A8
Arrival Saarbruecken Ensheim, then rent car, then on A6 onto A8
The area around Ottweiler has some beautiful hiking paths.There are woods
and some lakes close-by, so from a short stroll to a real hike everything
can be done. The old "Hartfuesslerweg" leads you through Ottweiler.
This was the miners' way to get to work. The mines were in the southern
part of the Saarland, but many miners used to live in the northern part. So they
had to walk to work. Since they were wearing their hard boots, this path was called Hartfuesslerweg, "hard feet walk".
The whole path is about 30 km long.