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"Will driving in Homburg be a problem for me, an American?" (posted 05/05/2014)

No, absolutely not.
Answer provided by Tino Knapp on 05/06/2014
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"Will I need an international drivers license in Germany? Will my American license be good there? Thank you" (posted 05/06/2014)

Unfortunately, I do not know that exactly. But I cannot imagine that it would be a problem as lots of Americans drive cars here.
Answer provided by Tino Knapp on 05/07/2014
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Here is the answer to your question: In general, an international driver's license is not necessary. There may be a few exceptions when it comes to developing countries, but that's just an assumption of mine. Greetings from Germany, Nass family
Answer provided by Margit Nass on 05/06/2014
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Unfortunately I can not answer re. the driver's license; I don't know about that. Sorry Rgds Weber Conny
Answer provided by Hans Weber on 05/07/2014
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"I would like to visit Ballin Stadt, Emigration City and will be in Hamburg only one day, May 17. There are three in my family. Can you recommend a few travel ideas for Hamburg?" (posted 04/09/2014)

Homburg is a university town of great interest to anyone interested in arts and culture. The Schlossberghöhlen (castle rock caves) are among the largest caves in colored sand stone. There are many good restaurants and shopping opportunities. The Jägersburgweiher pond is close by. More info via touristik@homburg.de It's worth a visit Best, Weber Cornelia
Answer provided by Hans Weber on 04/09/2014
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"Arriving tomorrow, is there anything to see within 10 kilometers of Homburg other than the Roman museum? " (posted 09/13/2015)

Yes in Schwarzenacker.
Answer provided by Bodo Peter on 09/15/2015
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Yes! We recommend a visit to the ruins of the castle, palace and fortress Hohenburg (http://www.homburg.de/content/pages/1047.htm). These are located on a mountain, which can be reached protrudes directly into the city and with a car (taxi) in less than 10 minutes. From there you have also an incomparable distant view over the entire city and the surrounding area. Additional facilities in this mountain the greatest covenant sandstone caves in Europe, which served, among other things in the war as shelters and a portion of which can be visited (short walk from the ruins downhill to the entrance of the caves; http://www.homburg.de /content/pages/1275.htm). For the Caves admission charges (5, - € / pp; discount for families, children and groups), the visit to the ruins is free). Also recommended is the recreational area in the Castle District with several ponds hunters, various leisure facilities, a hunting lodge (Gustavsburg) and an adventure playground for children and adolescents. (http://www.homburg.de/content/pages/3765.htm).
Answer provided by Brigitte Honecker on 09/14/2015
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The Schlossberg caves could be interesting: http://www.homburg.de/content/pages/hoehlen.htm VLG H.-W. Black
Answer provided by Heinz-Werner Schwarz on 09/14/2015
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  • Karlsberg Castle
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    Karlsberg Castle

    Karlsberg Castle (German: Schloss Karlsberg) is a castle ruin on Buchenberg east of Homburg in Saarland, Germany. The castle was constructed from 1778 to 1788 in Baroque and Classical style by Johann Christian von Mannlich, architect and general building director of the dukes of Zweibrücken, by order of Charles II August, Duke of Zweibrücken. The castle was the largest country palace of Europe and served as the residence of the Duke of Zweibrücken. In 1793 the castle was destroyed by French revolutionary troops.

    Today, only one building remains. The Karlsberger Hof, a former farmhouse near the main entrance of the castle territory. After serving for different purposes as a sugar factory or a forester's house, the Karsberger Hof is owned by the Karlsberg brewery.

    Of the other buildings nothing remains, except parts of the foundations. Soon after the destruction, the hill was forested. Within this forest, there are some ponds, especially the Karlsberg weiher (Karlsberg pond), which are remains of water basins of the castle park.

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Homburg Overview

Homburg is the county town of Saarpfalz circle in the Saarland with 44,000 inhabitants. It is the third largest city in the Saarland, situated in the foothills of the Palatinate Forest.

Homburg is the location of many companies from statutory and international reputation, such as Reifenindustrie, Kfz-Zulieferer, Metallfertigung, Bierbrauerei. Tire industry, automotive suppliers, metal manufacturing, brewery. The city has only 45,000 inhabitants, 30,000 social security jobs. In the workplace density Homburg Germany ranked 11th. The annual precipitation is 907mm, which is in the upper third of the sampling of the German Weather Service recorded values. About 78% show lower values. The driest month is April, it rains most in December. The monthly precipitation is about 1.6 times more rainfall than the driest month. The seasonal fluctuations in rainfall are in the middle third. In 38% of all places, the monthly rainfall varies less.

Things to See in Homburg

  • Edelhaus on arable Römermuseum Black (Pictures of Johann Christian von male)
  • Gustavsburg Castle museum hunter castle in the historic Gustavsburg
  • The High Castle was the 12th century seat of the counts of Homburg and in 1330, city rights were granted by the Ludwig of Bavaria at the foot of the Schlossberg. After the death of the last Count von Homburg in the year 1449 the castle and the city fell to the Counts of Nassau-Saarbrücken. This built in the second half of the 16th century.
  • The Catholic parish of St. Michael, built in 1836-41 in neo-style.
  • Black Römermuseum Acker
  • Schlossberg Caves: Europe's largest colored.

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More about the History of Homburg

First settlements already existed in Roman times in today's District Black Acker as an important station on two intersecting highways (Metz - Mainz and Trier - Strasbourg). This interpretation, however, is controversial today, especially after Münzfunden in the area. Between 1778 and 1788 Duke Karl II Augustus of Pfalz-Zweibrücken on the book near Homburg Schloss Karlsberg (hist spelling Carlsberg) erect. In July 1793, this castle was destroyed by French Revolution troops. Parts of its inhabitants fled into the nearby village Neumühle.

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Homburg is the county town of Saarpfalz circle in the Saarland with 44,000 inhabitants. It is the third largest city in the Saarland, situated in the foothills of the Palatinate Forest.

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