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