The Saarland of Germany, Saarbrucken

Again on my road warrior summer vacation, where I forgot to mentioned before put in 3804 kms! We came down to a new city for all, Saarbrucken. I wanted to see it simply because there they build my FORD !!! and I am a FORD men, can’t wait to get a hold of my Mustang in Europe….!

However, it turn out a lot nicer than we thought and one of the best stays we had in Germany.  The tourist office in English for the city is here ; http://www.saarbruecken.de/en/tourism/saarbruecken/sights

Even with no German language, the trip was easy, always signs , bit of English and French and there we go. We drove from our home base in Oberemmel on the national road B51/E29/620, fast and little traffic! all the way to Saarbrucken and along the way finding new towns one we later came back to it!

We came into the nice parking at Europahalle shopping center at Trierer street, here https://www.q-park.de/de/bei-q-park-parken/stadt/saarbrucken

From there we walk all over the city, very nice. We went into the old palace square or Schlossplatz full of museums from casements ,history, regional arts, and the old city hall; we climb the old walls of the old castle and saw breathtaking views of the river Saar below us.  Even got to see the French embassy of historical significance here as the city was part of France from 1793 to 1815! and later had an independent state from 1947 to 1956.

We went around to see St Jakobs Church, old city hall or Rathaus ,museum of Sacred Arts, Basilica St John, the new city hall and tourist office, St John’s Church, Ludwig’s Church, old palace or castle of Saarbrucken, Historical museum and underground casements, regional Saarland museum of objects found in the area;old castle walls.

We did our shopping at the Europa Galerie, and visited our favorite Galerie Kaufhof, as well as had our lunch in the Europa Galerie at a German bakery chain and salon de thé , the Bäckerhaus Ecker. All easily found walking and enjoy it the walks in city center nice shops and bars!

In all a pleasant day trip by our reliable car FORD. We did pass by the factory but that is on later posts ::) Until next time, and still with one more day vacation lol! Cheers.

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2 Comments to “The Saarland of Germany, Saarbrucken”

  1. Another interesting city to put on my ‘to visit’ list! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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