The Saarland of Germany, Saarburg

Again on my wandering routes in Germany , this time we visited the town of Saarburg on the south on the crossroads to Luxembourg on the N2 and then in Germany you take the 407 or B51 all great routes. Saarburg is best known for its cascades of the river in city center or downtown.

The tourist office is here , http://www.saar-obermosel.de/en/citiesandcommunities/saarburg.html

We got up early and went for it even continuing down the road 10 in Luxembourg;but this is Saarburg Germany.

It has a very lively city center or Am Markt area, a nice municipal museum or AMuseum , the cable car or Sesselift , the Church of Saint Laurentius, the Protestant church of great controversy for its ties to the old Nazy regime, and the best is the Cascade. There is,also, a nice river terminus for river boat rides.

The Am Markt is a lively area full of restos and shop circumvolving around the river Leuk that passes thru the center of the city ,very quaint, romantic and nice for an evening walk or day. The municipal museum of Amuseum sits in an old windmill from the 1300’s with a special unique running canal next to the houses and above the river to slow down the water pressure. It shows the history of the city and temporary painting exhibits.

The Cable car or Sesselift is a nice thing to do as you go up to the hills overlooking the city and the vineyards. It cost 3,80 euros per person. The Church of Saint Laurentius is right in the center by the Kunohof street ; it has a beautiful tympan entrance with statues on it in stone, originally built in 1370 the new church was done in 1854; inside you see the Grape Madonna (1500), Baptismal font of stone (1575) ,and the stained glass windows (1855). Right next to it runs Laurentius Gate that was the entrance in the middle ages from lower to higher town.

The Protestant Church or Evangelists, is underneath the Castle ruins built in 1893 in neo gothic style with yellow red sandstone. IN 1945 ,the pastor Schmidt was stripped of his duties for his Nazi affiliation and replace by a new pastor but he remain there refusing to give up his duties until 1950.

Last is the Cascade ,right around the bridge Auf Dem Graben the area is known as Little Venice. The bridge spam the Butter Market , the houses here have been on oak poles for centuries on the Leuk river, the town’s people changed its direction in the 13C to have enough water to extinguish fires. Further on is the real cascade where from the iron bridge on high viewing points you can see enormous water masses of the Leuk plunging more than 20 meters over cliff cascades right into city center. In order to stabilize the banks, the 20 meter high “Tümpelsmauer” wall was built in 1641.

Below the iron bridge on the area known as the Standen and on the other side of the Esplanade full of restos and bus terminal you have the river boat terminus for boat rides on the river Saar on the great Saar Stern boat. In German, http://www.saarflotte.de/de/flotte-team/technische-daten.html

Nice town ,lively on the center and great river rides. A wonderful day trip with the family. Enjoy the photos, Cheers.

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