Ambience at the Romantik Hotel Linslerhof
Although Saarland is the smallest German federal state, it boasts a wealth of tourist attractions concentrated in a small space, all of them well worth a visit. Admire our architectural heritage, exemplified in baroque, industrial and church buildings which bear witness to the styles of their time, and learn about the history of Saarland.
Visit the Baroque buildings of Stengel and the architecture of the 1950s in this charming town at the river Saar. Numerous bridges connect the districts on both sides of the river and invite you to stroll and explore the scattered sights.
The Saarbrücken Castle is a true tourist magnet. Set on a sandstone cliff above the Saar, its garden offers a magnificent view over the city, while museums, walk-in casemates and a wide range of gastronomy offer plenty of variety.
Many Saarlanders regard Saarlouis as the state's secret capital. No surprise, as it was the favourite destination of Louis XIV, who was also known as the Sun King. He gave the city his sun symbol as its coat of arms and commissioned the master fortress builder Vauban to expand the city in order to secure France's northern border. Impressive remains of the fortifications still exist.
The city's lively bustle centres around its famous Old Town, with numerous shops and countless cafés. Immerse yourself in the French flair of Saarlouis.
The Völklinger Hütte (Völklingen Ironworks) is a former ironworks, founded in 1873 and decommissioned in 1994. It is the first industrial monument in the world to be declared a World Heritage Site for humanity by UNESCO.
The Völklingen Ironworks host numerous cultural events and exhibitions, attended by over 200,000 people every year.
With exhibition space of around 500 m², the Deutsches Zeitungsmuseum (German Newspaper Museum – DZM) in Wadgassen, Saarland, shows exhibits on the historical development, technical manufacture and distribution of newspapers.
Mettlach has many attractions worth seeing. Right on the banks of the Saar in magnificent parkland, there stands the Old Abbey, the company headquarters of Villeroy&Boch. The Keravision Museum and its dairy shop are definitely worth a visit. A visit to St. Lutwinus Parish Church (an insider tip!) and a stroll through Mettlach town centre with its numerous outlets are also recommended.
An excursion to the Teufelsburg, a castle ruin in Felsberg, a district in the municipality of Überherrn, is definitely worthwhile because of the fascinating ruins and wonderful views.
The Saar Bow, a transverse valley of the Saar through the Taunus quartzite, is one of the best known sights and Saarland's most famous landmark. The best view is from the Cloef viewpoint, 180 metres above the river in the Mettlach district of Orscholz. There are also impressive views directly on the banks of the Saar. Steep, craggy cliffs are interspersed with scree and small gorges.
Walking in untouched nature, up to 23 meters above the forest floor: The treetop path on the Saar Bow offers completely new perspectives on the habitat forest. The barrier-free path leads through old trees and finally to the lookout tower with a unique view over the landscape around this landmark of the Saarland.
Metz is the capital of the French Département of Moselle and the principal town in the Lothringen region. From the Linslerhof, you can drive to Metz via the motorway (approx. 35 minutes) or via a picturesque country road. Metz is a picture-postcard city located where of the Seille and Moselle rivers meet.
Saint-Étienne Cathedral, built between 1220 and 1520 in the Gothic style, is one of the finest and largest Gothic church buildings in France and particularly worth seeing. With vaults over 41 m high, it is the third tallest Gothic cathedral; the surface area of its stained glass is 6500 m², the most of any French cathedral. It is the episcopal church of the bishopric of Metz.
- Saarlouis 11.30 km
- Völklinger Hütte 11.30 km
- Teufelsburg 13.00 km
- Saarschleife 44.80 km