Einfach mal die Seele baumeln lassen und eine Auszeit vom Alltag nehmen. Ob Innen- oder Außenbecken, Rutschenparadies, Sauna oder Wellness, im Calypso können Sie eine abwechslungsreiche Zeit verbringen.More
In the coal mining museum in Bexbach you can become familiar with the history of the Saarland mines. The story is told in the museum and in “unter Tage” (“underground in the mine”), you can marvel at the old and new mining techniques. View the pithead baths, sorting board and lamp store, which have been accurately remodelled.
Lichtenberg Castle lies at the heart of the Pfälz Bergland (hilly countryside) and, with 425 m length, it is one of the largest castles in Germany. It dates back to the year 1200, was never destroyed, but in the 18th century was badly damaged by fire. The district of Kusel rebuilt it. The builders were the Earls of Veldenz, who built the castle without the permission of the Bishops of...More
In Wolfspark Merzig you can observe wolves in their natural environment. The wolf and human researcher Werner Freund climbs, as a human alpha wolf, into the enclosure of his wolves, and howls and lives as though he were one of them. Observations and guides are available.
In the expedition museum close by exhibits from people living in unexplored areas are on show. Werner Freund has been on...
Gondwana – das Prähistorium” is an indoor prehistoric theme park, in which you can experience the prehistoric age, “live”. The most up-to-date animation techniques and sophisticated audio-visual methods let the visitor witness the passage of 4.5 million years of Earth’s history. Monster scorpions, giant-sized dragonflies and voracious dinosaurs are only some of the life forms waiting to be...More
Idar-Oberstein is the metropole of the gem and jewellery business in the Nahe region. In many museums and gem shops both rough and polished stones can be admired or taken home as a souvenir. Also particularly worth visiting in the town are the Rock Church and the Weiherschleife (a water mill). A glimpse of all the gems in the world is offered by the German Gemstone Museum, which you...More
In Mettlach is the headquarters of the world famous brand Villeroy & Boch. In the “House of Villeroy & Boch” the newest trends and two and a half centuries of “Villeroy & Boch” on film and episode-like artistic arrangements are brought to life. Furthermore, in the interactive experience you can view table culture, the ceramics museum and the information centre “bath, kitchen and tiles”.
It has been demonstrated that the copper mine at Fischbach, between Idar-Oberstein and Kirn, was already in operation 500 years ago. The extensive branching tunnel systems, and the up to 30 m high caverns can be visited during a tour of the mine. Furthermore, the various operations and mining techniques for ore extraction are depicted. A mine that really must be seen!More
Das Musée Les Mineurs Wendel
Das Musée Les Mineurs Wendel erzählt die Geschichte der Grube Wendel. Auf fast 1.800 m² erschließen sich dem Besucher die Geschichte und ursprüngliche Funktion der Räume des "Bergarbeitergebäudes" durch dreisprachige Multimedia-Dokumente und Schautafeln (französisch, deutsch, englisch) in den Ausstellungsbereichen. In den Ausstellungsbereichen erhält man...More
In front of the gates to the town Schwarzenacker there was once a Roman settlement. In the magnificent gardens some buildings have been reconstructed, such as for example a tavern or a doctor’s house. Original finds, like statues and coins, can be viewed in the open-air museum, which is considered to be one of the most beautiful museums in Germany.More
Saarbrücken – the capital town of the Saarland has many faces. The first documented reference dates 999: Emperor Otto the Third presented the Bishops of Metz with the Königsburg “castellum Sarabrucca”. Lying directly on the border with France, Saarbrücken was heavily involved in wars: in the German-French War 1870/71 bloody battles were fought in front of the city gates on the Spicherer...More
Saarlouis is a mighty fortress town, founded by the Sun King Louis XIVth. Beside the fleurs-de-lis of the town coat of arms, many stone witnesses recall the founding of the town and its famous master builder Vauban. Amongst the most important places of interest in the town are the casemates, which were built as a bomb-proof defence system during the expansion of the fortifications in the...More
The most famous landmark of the Saarland is the Saarschleife (a large meander of the River Saar) in Saar-Orscholz Mettlach. Over millions of years the Saar has dug its way into the stone and has thus created a natural experience that is second to none. Explore the 12 km long Saarschleife by bike, on foot or by tour boat. The most beautiful view over the panorama is offered by the view...More
Schlossberghöhlen in Homburg lies below the ruins of the Hohenburg (Hohen castle) and are the largest mottled sandstone caves in Europe. Secret passages lead to imposing domed halls, which are particularly attractive due to the yellow and red colouring of the sand. The mottled sandstone, from which hills above Homburg city are formed, originated around 250 million years ago.More
Going back over 2000 years, Trier is the oldest German town and is situated in the middle of the wine area Mosel-Saar-Ruwer. The extensive pedestrian zone and the many unmistakeably Roman buildings are distinctive features of the city. This includes in particular the former city gate „Porta Nigra“. It was erected in about 180 AD and is considered the best preserved Roman city gate north...More
Experience the history of coal and steel in the Saarland!
The old Völkingen Hütte (ironworks) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the most significant completely preserved ironworks of the 19th/20th century.
A tour has been set up, with a detailed description given at the various points. On show is, for example, the sintering facility, in which the residues from the iron production...