Saarbrücken really is a true centre of culture – a little bit German, a little bit French, and extraordinarily hospitable. There are so many things to do: take a seat on charming St. Johanner Market or enjoy a stroll through the luscious Saarwiesen, the Saar meadows; explore the impressive Saarland Museum – and whatever you do, don't miss the countless culinary delights available all over the Saarland's capital. Bon appétit and Prost!
Best Western VICTOR'S RESIDENZ-HOTEL RODENHOF
Kálmánstraße 47–51 · 66113 Saarbrücken
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The undisputed symbol of the Saarland. In addition to the venerable Cloef lookout point, the Saarschleife treetop path (which opened in July 2016) with its 42-metre-high observation tower, offers spectacular views of the characteristic course of the river.
The Saarschleife (Saar loop) begins in the Merzig suburb of Bessringen and ends in Mettlach. VIPs and politicians regularly visit the attraction when they travel to the Saarland. The most famous guests include Gerhard Schröder, Jacques Chirac and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The 1,250-metre-long treetop path, which opened in 2016, is located just above the lookout point near Orscholz. It leads from the Cloef atrium to the 42-metre-high observation tower, and offers several interesting stops with information boards along the way. The path is barrier-free and has a gentle incline of six percent.visit website
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Office de Tourisme Metz
2 Place d'Armes
57007 Metz (France)
At the heart of the Lorraine, Metz's impressive Centre Pompidou is a hotspot for art connoisseurs.
However, not only does the Centre Pompidou delight visitors as a museum of contemporary art: so too does the Museum Cour d'Or with its large archaeological collection, numerous parks and gardens and beautiful old churches. Those who prefer to see their art on a stage should head straight for the Theater-Oper – the oldest active opera house and theatre in France. In addition to the main shopping streets Rue Serpenoise and Rue des Clercs, the Kaiserviertel and the amphitheatre district near the SNCF train station are also ideal for shopping. And there are enchanting handicrafts and antiques to be found in the historic Outre-Seille quarter.visit website
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Tourist Information im Rathaus
Saarbrücken is not only the state capital, but also a culinary stronghold, a shopping paradise and a hotspot of culture.
Despite, or perhaps because of the border to France, which is also the city border, Saarbrücken offers unlimited possibilities – starting with the culinary offer, for instance at the St. Johanner Market with its numerous cafés, restaurants and pubs. Not only do the people of Saarbrücken love their bustling city centre with the Bahnhofstrasse and the large Europagalerie for shopping; the French also appreciate the wide range of brands and the markets. Culture is also an important topic in Saarbrücken. While major works are performed at the Saarland State Theatre, an urban subculture has established itself in the eastern part of Saarbrücken. However, the most important sights such as Saarbrücken Castle, the baroque Ludwigskirche and the idyllic German-French Garden are right by the hotel.visit website
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The Modern Gallery of the Saarlandmuseum is situated close to the heart of Saarbrücken, and is one of the leading museums in south-west Germany. The exhibits in the museum complex range from Impressionism to the present. Key topics are the paintings of the Berlin Secession, German Expressionism and the art of the École de Paris and Informalism.
World famous: Franz Marc's "Blue Horse". While changing exhibitions of modern art attract visitors on the inside, outside is a generously designed sculpture garden with views of the Saar.
The extension, which opened in November 2017, offers some 1500 m² additional exhibition space, eight halls and a 14-m high room in the centre of the pavilion with plenty of space for contemporary works of art.
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An easy ride from Saargemünd to Trier: the Saar cycle path runs right past our hotel. So step on it!
There are no major inclines on the Saar cycle path, and it passes picturesque landscapes, forests, meadows and vineyards. The Saarschleife at Mettlach and the picturesque little town of Saarburg are special highlights along the way. Incidentally, the UNESCO World Heritage Site is about a 30-minute cycle ride from the hotel. The Saar cycle path is 111 kilometres long.more information
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We're happy to help and provide you with a "trusty steed": explore the border region on the nearby VeloRoute SaarLorLux on one of our free rental bikes.
The mostly easy-to-cycle route runs mainly along the river valleys of the Saar, Moselle and Sauer. The border triangle between Germany, France and Luxembourg, with its gently rising vineyards, is seen at its most beautiful. Idyllic river landscapes, the lakes of the Lorraine and the beautiful Sauer valley will set any nature-lover's pulse racing. And the cities of Saarbrücken, Metz, Luxembourg and Trier are well worth stopping off at on an eventful bike tour.more information
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Weltkulturerbe Völklinger Hütte
Rathausstraße 75 – 79
The industrial monument is one of the currently 39 UNESCO World Heritage sites in Germany. From the gigantic machines in the blower shed up to the charging platform, history really does come alive here.
Much has happened since the foundation of the first Völklingen steelworks in 1873. Formerly the centre of life for countless thousands of workers, today it is a lively cultural centre with exciting exhibitions. Visitors experience its story at speed in the multimedia introduction – which in itself is an experience. From an airy height there are impressive views over the city of Völklingen and the active Saarstahl steelworks. Incidentally, two festivals get the place rocking in summer: the award-winning Electro Magnetic and the Urban Art! Hip Hop Festival.visit website
Zweibrücken Fashion Outlet
Londoner Bogen 10 – 90
Big brands at low prices: there are bargains galore in this huge shopping haven for bargain-hunters and wannabes.
Over 130 brands in over 120 shops: Zweibrücken Fashion Outlet is one of the biggest fashion outlets in Germany. As well as designer fashions, exclusive accessories and luxurious beauty products are available all year round at reduced prices. So it stands to reason that The Style Outlets in Zweibrücken are always worth a visit for visitors from all over Germany and the neighbouring countries.visit website
As our guest, in addition to our own services, you will also receive the Saarland Card for free (for stays of two nights or more), which gives you free admission to over 90 attractions and free bus and rail travel in the Saarland region.More Information