Saarbrücken The Essential
The capital of the Saarland was first mentioned in record books in AD 999, although it dates back to Celtic and Roman times. The Romans built a small town at the intersection of two roads, Metz-Worms and Trier-Strasbourg, and erected a stone bridge that served until medieval times. The industrialisation of the Saarland in the 19 C saw the start of a new economic era. Although WWII left its mark, the city with the silhouette of a baroque princely residence developped into a regional metropolis.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Saarbrücken
Ludwigsplatz und Ludwigskirche
Ludwigsplatz und Ludwigskirche
Ludwigsplatz is bordered by eight
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St John's Basilica, Saarbrücken
St John's Basilica, Saarbrücken
Built by Stengel in the 18C, this church
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St Arnual Collegiate Church, Saarbrücken
St Arnual Collegiate Church, Saarbrücken
This Gothic church was erected in the
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St. Johanner Markt
St. Johanner Markt
The old city around the market is the
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Saarland Museum - Moderne Galerie
Saarland Museum - Moderne Galerie
The main emphasis in this gallery is on
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Franco-German Garden
Franco-German Garden
A park (50ha/124 acres) with a
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