Saarbrücken Travel Guide

  • Saarbrücken
    by jorgejuansanchez
  • Saarbrücken
    by jorgejuansanchez
  • Things to Do
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Saarbrücken Things to Do

  • City Hall or Rathaus

    The same designer for the ones in Munich and Weisbaden did this one here. Neo gothic style built between 1897 and 1900. It is impressive with its belltower 54 meters high that sounds its bells each day at 15h15 and 19h19 (3;15pm and 7:19PM)The façade is authentic decorated with sandstone figures representing the trade of older times such as miner,...

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  • St John's church

    impressive belltower and church in city center. As the site says , this is a Neo-Gothic Johanneskirche (erected between 1894 and 1898) has recently become a meeting point for demonstrations and peace services.Concerts, performances and discussions are regularly held here as part of the project "City Kirche" (City Church).the official German site is...

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  • Ludwig's Church

    a wonderful church walking all over town is easy and coming to see this is a must. The German site of the Church is herehttp://www.evangelisch-altsaarbruecken.de/index.php?content_id=5271&language_id=1The church was built between 1762 and 1775 in view of the castle of Saarbrucken. As one of the country’s most famous Baroque churches, it is at the...

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  • Schlossplatz (palace square),and Castle

    This is a magnificent square high town after passing the alte bridge on the Saar and go up by the old castle ruins walls. There are many museums here and the city hall or Rathaus as well as the grand old Castle of SaarbruckenThere is a history here in Germanhttp://www.saarbruecker-schloss.de/intro/more in English from tourist office on the palace...

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  • Historical museum or Historisches Museum...

    Another nice museum in schobplatz square as other tips here. The regional history museum can also arrange for tours of the old castle walls and subterranean foundations. The German site is herehttp://www.historisches-museum.org/The museum shows objects and history from 1870 until today. As the museum is a part of the old Saarbrücker castle, one may...

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  • Saarland museum

    nice museum created in 1920, showing a rich collection of about 450 works, collection of ancient art to the present in the middle ages to the early 19C of pieces objects found in the southwest of Germany, and the Alsace/Lorraine areas of France.Also, One of the most important collections of German Impressionist, Expressionist and Informel artin...

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  • Castle walls and views of Saarbrucken

    The old castle is not there but the walls and mount that allows you magnificent views over the city remains.There are many museums up the hilly street and the beautiful Alte Bridge over the Saar, a nice walk area with the family and we enjoyed it.Around the old castle ruins change into a renaissance style in the 17C today still you can see the...

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  • Alte Brücke

    The Alte Brücke was in downtown. I crossed over the river Saar through that bridge to have a different view of the town.

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  • Street Market

    This market was in the middle of a central square. They sold fuits and vegatables. It was very exotic. Goods were cheaper than in the supermarket.

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  • St. Johanner Markt

    I think most photographs you can find online of Saarbrucken's St. Johanner Markt are taken with a wide angled lens, because it's quite cramped, especially by German standards. Even for town's half its size it is small, and for a state capital it is positively puny. The real squares of note are in front of the castle and Ludwigskirche.However, this...

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  • Johanneskirche

    Also in the neo-Gothic style is the Johanneskirche opposite the town hall. Completed at the end of the 19th century, its tall spire is probably now home to several kinds of night demons.

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  • Basilica St. Johann

    Another part of Stengel's architectural legacy to Saarbrucken is the Basilica St. Johann. Again built in the Baroque style, but not quite as striking as Ludwigskirche due to its cramped location and smaller mass. Unlike Ludwigskirche, the Basilica is, of course, Catholic, and its Baroque design is perfectly fitting.

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Saarbrücken Hotels

  • Europa Hotel

    The guy at the desk was very helpful even though we spoke no German and he no English. This was the...

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  • Continental Hotel

    How's this for a typical faceless post-war building? It's on a busy street, across from a parking...

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  • Domicil Leidinger Village

    Mainzer Strasse 10, Saarbrucken, Saarland, 66111, Germany

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 3.5 out of 5 stars

Saarbrücken Restaurants

  • light nice local food in a mall

    This is a bakery chain and very nice locally done food. Inside the Europa Galerie shopping center mall. We arrive here parked underneath and went up to see , did some shopping and lunch time arrive so we ate here first.open Monday to Saturday from 8h to 20h. the price is right for a family and pleasant service, just payment is cash only.doing...

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  • Nice ice cream

    When I was visiting in Germany's state of Saarland, gf & her hubby, and me made a nice, little sight seeing trip to Merzig. Despite the rather chilly and gray of that day, we took the outdoor seats of ice cafe Cortina. The cafe is located right on Merzig's pedestrian zone. If ice cream does taste that nice, that one is choosing outdoor-seats and...

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  • Hausbrauerei

    Always attracted to a hausbrauerei, beer made on the premesis, or nearby, always seems to taste better - well to me anyway!It's a pretty modern place with the brewing kettles visible from the comfortable restaurant area.Both enjoyed a flammkuchen, vegetarian for Mrs B, and some decent Märzen and Hell beers.A good place to visit, happily return one...

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Saarbrücken Nightlife

  • theater plays in a nice building

    Nice structure in the city with parking for 5€. We were walking around to see it.Built between 1937 and 1938, the theater shows plays of classical, popular, as well as comedies, musicals ,operas, ballet, and contemporary dance as well as concerts.A great idea in the evenings to come and enjoy one play here, we stop by daytime but would love to be...

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  • Every city has one... or at least...

    So, as in most cities all over the world, Saarbrücken also has a very nice Irish Pub. It's located in the very center of the city, behind the St. Johanner Markt, which is quite nice! During the time I lived in SB I spend many, MANY nights in this place, and I always enjoyed it! Fro what I saw on my last trip it hasn't changed much, only I've been...

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  • Cocktail Bar

    This is another very nice cocktail bar in SB. It's located in the Nauwieserviertel. The deco is quite retro, and the waiters were all quite nice! It has quite a nice choice of drinks including cocktails and shots (!) to choose from, and the prices are really nice as well! The only "bad" thing is that the music can be a bit loud sometimes.

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Saarbrücken Transportation

  • How to come in and out of Saarbrucken

    I came by car as my best mode but the city has extensive public transport indeed and the crossing of France is easy.Many roads such as the E50 that goes from Paris via Forbach A320 , and the other by Francfurt on the A6. The E29 link to the west with Luxembourg and Belgium by the E29 A8,north of Cologne and extention of the Ruhr and at Hambourg by...

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  • Train

    Being a state capital has some advantages, and despite its small size, Saarbrucken gets its own high-speed ICE line, making it easy to reach from anywhere in Germany. In about two hours the line takes you as far as Frankfurt, from where you can go just about anywhere. Regionally there are direct lines to towns like Kaiserslautern, Trier and...

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  • Bicycle routes

    Numerous bicycle routes are signposted all over the Saarland, thanks in part to the persistent lobbying efforts of the General German Bicycle Club (ADFC). Here there is even a sign (near the theater in Saarbruecken) pointing to the ADFC regional office. (I am of course a member of the ADFC, but in Frankfurt not Saarbruecken.)

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Saarbrücken Shopping

  • Kaufhof is here too

    This is our favorite store in Germany ,first for me and then with the family we love it. We found one in Saarbrucken so of course we check it out tooIt has several floors loaded with men and women clothing, the prices are quite good and on sales such as winter and summer superb deals.The family store in Germany. clothing men and women best prices...

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  • GameStop in Saarbrucken

    A video game store we encounter several times in Germany, this one in Saarbrucken was inside the galerie Europa (see tip) but as we are into games will post separate.the selection is huge and good prices, my sons told me better than France and some games not available as readily there so they purchase on their money ::)the store main site in German...

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  • Europa Galerie shopping galore

    great shopping and parking to see the city at will. Coming into town was the best decision to do. We walk from here all over the city center.great stores like Deichmann shoes and Saturn ,that are with good old tapes and games we found cheaper than France.We even had lunch here at Bäckerhaus Ecker. The mall is very nice modern, clean, and with three...

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Saarbrücken Local Customs

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    Weighing fruits and veggies yourself!!

    by jenniferhen Written Dec 8, 2004

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    OK, we are spoilt in Canada... we do not have to weigh and label our produce.
    Our first shopping trip was filled with confusion as the lady at the till told us (in German) that we were to weigh our produce. We stared back with blank looks and a line up of people behind us. We relized what she was saying when she got up and weighed our produce for us :) Opps...
    Next trip back, try to weigh the food when you dont understand the machine! Thank God for friendly Germans who help stupid shoppers!

    Weigh this!!then label!! Not too hard!

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Saarbrücken Off The Beaten Path

  • St Jakob Church

    Another impressive building church we found in our walks in the city, St Jakobs. the site in Germanhttp://www.sanktjakob.de/A church here since about 1261AD; and many after that, most info is in German, I know the organ is nice indeed. The Church surprisingly is not on the tourist office lineup. I know from a front panel that it was rebuilt in 1887...

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  • Old Rathaus, city/town hall of...

    Lovely building in a lovely square. We love walking by here and seeing the wonderful architecture and history around us.The old or Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall) built in 1750 has been recorded along with a depiction of the Saarbrücken coat of arms. A Baroque onion dome crowns the clock tower. It was destroyed in WWII and rebuilt in 1947; today it...

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  • museum of sacred art ,der Schlosskirche

    intriguing museum in a church as our walking wandering took us here. The German site is herehttp://www.kulturbesitz.de/museen/saarlandmuseum-museum-in-der-schlosskirche.htmlbest way to reach it is to cross on saarstrabe the river Sarre on the Alte bridge go up hilly street of Am SchloBberg and around the turn you see the museum church.You see here...

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Saarbrücken Sports & Outdoors

  • FCS

    by Kutzhofer Written Apr 25, 2003

    Watch a match of the local football team at 'Ludwigsparkstadion'! Though the 1.FC Saarbrücken is relegated into the 'Regionalliga' (3rd division) and the stadium has seen better days, there is still a huge and lively fan scene...

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Saarbrücken Favorites

  • My FORD was made here

    Ok so I am a FORD fan since my first driving experiences and have great times and experiences with the brand of cars/Autos FORD. I am looking forward to having my Mustang in France:::as well.So when I find out from my dealer that the Ford I was driving were made in Saarbrucken I was curious. Not that I ever will get a tour of the factory but just...

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  • The French are here

    Not only was related to France for many years, but the French Embassy is here too. Just in front of Ludwig's Church and of course could not pass overlook.http://www.ambafrance-de.org/-Sarrebruck-At the crossroads historic with France and Germany, the city houses many Franco German institutions such as the lycée franco-allemand, Université...

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  • Saarbrücken is changing

    At several places in the city center you can find these posters entitled Saarbrücken im Wandel meaning Saarbrücken is changing, with black and white photos of how things used to be, and color photos for the present.I take this to be an admission on the part of the city government that Saarbrücken as it was re-built after the war was not a very...

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