In the northeast of the region of Sankt Wendel is the community of Freisen. At nearly 470 m above sea level, Freisen is the highest placed village of the Saarland. If you would like to explore the history of the region, you’ll find evidence of the Celtic and Roman settlement ages, such as the Mithras monument. Also, a bronze statue, the “Freisener Pferdchen“(“little Freisener Horse”) was found in a Celtic potentate’s grave, and in remembrance of this a similar statue was erected on the market.
If you are a lover of minerals, you will find the community of Freisen truly an “El Dorado”. Colourful agates, countless amethysts, jaspers and much more can be admired not only in the two mineral museums but you can dig for them yourself in the outdoor area of the Edelsteindorado (“Precious Stone Dorado”).
The community of Freisen has a lot to offer for the active. If you use the well paved walking or cycling paths such as the Fritz-Wunderlich Path or the Premium path “Weiselberg-Gipfeltour”, classified by the Deutsche Wanderinstitut (German Institute for Hiking), you can enjoy the intact nature and at the same time explore charming places of interest.
The farmhouse in Reitscheid was built in 1862 with a total usable area of 200 m². Typical of southwest German farmhouses is the clearly structured facade of windows and doors surrounded by natural stone. In front of the two-storey house with an underground level is a large courtyard as well as a garden and spacious meadows. Southwest German farmhouses -such as the prevalent Lorrainese...More
The mineral museum Freisen is situated in the “Alten Rathaus” (old town hall) in Freisen. Almost exclusively minerals from the area are exhibited. In particular, agates in many different colours and textures and the “Weiselbergit“, which is to be found in the nearby Weiselberg mountain, form the focal point of this collection which is unique in the Saarland. The mineral society runs the...More
The mineralogical museum in Oberkirchen was founded as a private museum in 1948 by Augustinus Stein, a passionate hobby collector from Oberkirchen. A. Stein acquired most of the findings within the local region. His niece continued the managing of the museum until it was taken over by the community of Freisen in 1993 and was moved to the newly renovated premises of the “Alten Schule” (old...More
Idyllically situated in the woods near Selbach, the Nahe river originates. In close vicinity to the spring there is an outdoor enclosure with a large stock of wildlife such as ducks, geese, peacocks, goats and deer. Particularly for families with children, the outdoor enclosure is a ideal experience. A comfortable barbecue hut provides room for parties and celebrations.
The spring of...More