Special Saarbrücken Travel Tips by Bettina Kraft
Why I like Saarbrücken: With a French flair due to its proximity to the border with France, Saarbruecken is the capital of the small state of Saarland. Over its long history, the city has changed political hands several times, sometimes finding itself in France and sometimes in Germany. The Romans also had settlements in this area back in ancient times. Today, you can visit a couple of these sites, including the ruins of the Roman camp Roemerkastell and the Mithras shrine on Hallberg Hill. Saarbruecken's other sites are of a much more recent vintage, such as, the medieval St. Arnual church, the Basilica of St. John from the 1750s, and the 18th century Saarbruecken Castle, which is now a center for cultural events and conferences. Take time to also linger on the bridge over the Saar River, which dates from 1546. While along the river, visit the Saar Crane, a reconstruction of a 1761 river crane. Besides the old city, another area worth seeing is the Froeschengasse, a former craftsman's district that is now a shopping area. In terms of museums, Saarbruecken offers a Museum for Prehistory and Early History, a Museum of Regional History, and a Museum of Local History Gersweiler, which focuses on the Gersweiler ceramic works. Once you are done seeing Saarbruecken, consider excursions to Metz in France (45 miles) and Idar-Oberstein (53 miles).
These Saarbrücken travel tips are compiled by Bettina Kraft. Bettina likes to help visitors from all over the world to experience Germany in a different, more personal way, and make it easy for them to do so by providing detailed travel tips and advise.
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