More of Saarbrucken !!!

And as usual lately, digging into my picture vault, found some not in my blog and they should, Many memorable moments of the family decision to come for our vacation in Germany and of course our passing visit of Saarbrücken. Memories forever ,and the pictures should be in my blog, therefore, here is More of Saarbrücken. I have written on many before so just give you a bit of more text here and the new older pictures that go along ; it was a nice city to walk its center indeed. We came here by car from Trier, our base ,but once parked walked all over!  Hope you enjoy the post as my others on the city as I.

The Church of Saint Jakob was originally a three-aisled neo-Gothic stepped hall with a west tower, a little sprawling cross-aisle, a recessed choir room with a chorus and an enclosed three-sided.

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The Ludwigskirche or Church of St Ludwig (aka Prince Louis of Nassau) is a Protestant Baroque-style church. Symbol of the city, it is with the Frauenkirche of Dresden and the Michel of Hamburg one of the best examples of Protestant church built in Germany.

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There the new city hall and it is old indeed !  The former city hall of St Johann is the current city hall of Saarbrücken,  It was built between 1897 and 1900 , as the largest neo Gothic secular building in the Saarland,  The 74 meters high tower of the Johanneskirche, which corresponds to the tower of the city hall, contained four bells that were cast from captured French cannon ore from the Franco-Prussian War of 1870/71.  From June 23 to 25, 1900 the inauguration of the city hall took place ; with the merger of the three  Saar cities of Alt-Saarbrücken , St. Johann and Malstatt-Burbach in 1909, the building was promoted to the city hall of Saarbrücken . After damaged in WWII, in 1953, the restored part was handed over to official use, See the nice portals of the old St. Johann city hall converted into arcades. City Hall webpage: https://www.saarbruecken.de/en/town_hall/rathaus_st_johann_town_hall

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The old Saarbrücken Castle is a Baroque castle, and is located in the district of Alt-Saarbrücken on the left bank of the Saar river. A medieval castle and a Renaissance castle stood on the same site. Historical sources from the year 999 report the existence of an imperial Castell Sarabruca . A document from 1065 mentions that Duke Frederick of Lower Lorraine received the castle as a fief from the King. Later, Emperor Henry IV gave the castle to Frederick’s brother, Count Adalbero III of Luxembourg, who was Bishop of Metz. Count Philip IV built a summer residence in Saarbrücken and provides a sketch of appearance of the medieval castle. It had a trapezoid-shaped inner court, surrounded by buildings of different widths. There was a tower on the western side. In the 17C it shows a four-winged structure inside a curtain wall with differently shaped bastions. Defensive structures including towers, walls, gatehouses and trenches followed the topography of the Saar rock. The rampart was strengthened with triangular corner bastions, The trapezoidal main courtyard was surrounded by four wings. Three of these were joined at right angles. The main square was surrounded by buildings of equal width. The three-story building could be accessed from spiral staircases in the stair towers at the corners of the inner courtyard. The castle was destroyed by imperial troops on 16 May 1677, and was restored around 1696, After the baroque palace was partially destroyed by fire in 1793 in the turmoil of the French revolution, in 1810, the palace was reconstructed to house eight middle-class families, In 1938, a Neo-Baroque façade and a grand open-air staircase to the Cour d’honneur were added to the central building. The western wing was partially destroyed during WWII, and rebuilt in 1947 and 1948. The Saarbrücken castle now serves as the administrative headquarters of the District of Saarbrücken. The exhibition rooms of the Historical Museum Saar are housed in the vaulted cellar and a new annex. Casemates were uncovered during extensive excavations between 2003 and 2007. These can now be visited as part of the museum. The Saarbrücken tourist office on the castle/museum : https://tourismus.saarbruecken.de/en/discovering/museums_galleries/museum_of_regional_history

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The Saar river has two headstreams , the Sarre Rouge and the Sarre Blanche, which join in Lorquin, both start near Mont Donon, the highest peak of the northern Vosges. After 246 km (153 mi) with 129 km ( 80 mi) in France and on the French-German border, and 117 km (73 mi) in Germany, the Saar flows into the Moselle at Konz (Rhineland-Palatinate State) between Trier and the Luxembourg border. The middle stretch between Saarbrücken and Dillingen is a center of heavy industry. Pics from old Castle below.

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The Saarbrücken tourist office on its heritagehttps://tourismus.saarbruecken.de/en

The Saarland regional tourist office on Saarbrückenhttps://www.visitsaarland.co.uk/Media/Cities/Saarbruecken2#/article/194e1bcf-b7b9-4507-af0a-ef22d70fb20f

There you go folks, a nice town on a beautiful silhouette of the Saar river , great shopping! and nice architecture. You can spend a quick whole day here or two as we came back again for another look on same family trip. Hope you enjoy Saarbrucken, in the Saar of Germany as I.

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all!!!

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