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The Wasserbillig Aquarium is located in Wasserbillig, a small town in the south west of Luxembourg on the German border. It consists of 15 tanks ranging in size from 300 to 40,000 litres (79 to 11,000 USgal), with fish from all five continents in their natural surroundings. Among the more exotic varieties are angelfish, neon tetra, the colourful Japanese koi and percidae from South America. But there are also species from closer to home, including eel, bream, gudgeon, asp, tench and zander.
Set on a hill overlooking the River Sauer, the aquarium also has a restaurant and a children's playground. It is open from 10 am to 5 pm every day from Easter until the end of September, the rest of the year it is open only on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
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Saarburg is a town in the district Trier-Saarburg in Rhineland-Palatinate (Germany) and is located in the western part of the Saar-Hunsrück nature reserve on the banks of the Saar and at the mouth of Leukbaches. In addition to the historical center are part of the city's districts Beurig, Kahren, Niederleuken and Krutweiler. The landscape is varied and appealing. In particular, the course of the Saar is characterized by steep slopes, deep valleys and mountains of elongated circulation. Saarburg is the wine capital (the Saar wine comes from Rhineland-Palatinate and not from the Saarland - Saarland wine grows in Perl (Perl vacation rentals | Perl travel guide) on the Mosel).
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Upper Town is particularly the area of the butter on the market with its leading Leuk bridges and the impressive spectacle of the 18 m high cascading waterfall.
Another focus of the elongated square is the building on Market 2, originally Inn, and later residential and commercial building, now Bank. The subsequent row of houses dating from the 17th and 18 Century and extends past the waterfall. This is surrounded on the other side of the former Electoral mill, now AMÜSEUM (urban museum for traditional crafts and guilds). Immediately prior to the mill with a view of the butter market was the old Town Hall burned in 1900.
The water pours out of Leuk in the Leukkessel, bounded on one side by the 14.70 m high pool wall and on the other side by a long-drawn mill building. In the past there have been crushed grain, oil and flame, now a museum is housed in it. Above the butter market is the parish church of St. Lawrence. Originally a chapel from the 11th Century church was subject to going back in time several structural changes. Other places to visit in the Upper Town are the fruit market at the beginning of the 20th Century Town Hall and the newly built Boemundhof. The lower town is shaped by the alley,
Staden, during which extends a double row of mostly small houses, some with pointed gables and abgewalmten along the river bank.
Old Market learns the street a platzartige extension that will take through the property Staden 114, a three-storey building with a gabled front axle from the period around 1700, its completion.
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More about the History of Saarburg
Because of isolated finds it can be assumed that already in prehistoric and Roman times were Frankish settlements in Saarburg. The real story begins with the construction of the castle. It was first mentioned the Saarburg in a contract of 17 September 964. The purpose of the agreement is the establishment of a castle - one of the most ancient hilltop castles in western Germany. The interim archbishops of Trier (Trier vacation rentals | Trier travel guide) as a favorite residence used Petersburg, was structurally changed over time and after further destruction repeatedly repaired. During the religious wars of the 16th Century, there was immense strategic importance of Saarburg as a fortress. It follows a number of armed conflicts around the fortified ridge, which take their toll. Since 1756, reported a progressive deterioration of the castle. The growing number of historical interest, the city eventually bought it for $325 in 1860. Through the separation of the left bank of France, the city is the seat of the 1794-1815 administrative authority of the Canton Saarburg. In 1816, there was an order of the city as the seat of the Prussian district officer for the County Saarburg. Despite the incorporations of Krutweiler on 7 June 1969 and on 7 November 1970 the city lost its city status after World War II by the relocation of the district administration and the tax office in 1969. Because of its picturesque location, its magnificent scenery and its center very extensive leisure offer, the city increasingly gaining in importance in the tourism sector.
[ source: wikipedia ]
Saarburg (pop. ~6,700) is a city of the Trier-Saarburg district in the Rhineland-Palatinate state of Germany, on the banks of the Saar River in the hilly country a few kilometers upstream from the Saar's junction with the Moselle.
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