Stadt Saarburg (population 7.083)
with the districts Beurig, Niederleuken, Krutweiler and Kahren
Nestled among vineyards and forests is the romantic city of Saarburg, with many noteworthy monuments to its thousand-year history. The strategic importance of the picturesque landscape was recognised by Count Siegfried of Luxembourg, who in 964 built the Saarburg fortress complex on a mountain ridge. In doing so, he created one of the most beautiful and imposing hill castles in the western world. From the initially small settlement at the foot of the fortress, a sizeable locality had developed by the Middle Ages, to which King Rudolf of Habsburg granted a town charter in the year 1291. The notable sights of the officially-recognised health resort attract guests from far and wide. The main attraction is the waterfall, a unique natural display in the middle of the city which falls 20 metres over rock cascades and drives the millwheels in the valley basin. Today it houses a mill museum.
The municipal museum, known as the “Amüseum” is located in the former electoral mill with the oldest power-generating turbine in private ownership and interesting temporary exhibitions. Those who stop and look for a moment are soon enchanted by the crooked laneways with Mediterranean flair of “Saarburg’s Little Venice”, with rows of houses around the Leukbach resting on enormous oak stakes, the picturesque old town with colourful fishermans’ and sailors’ houses and the bell foundry, in which the traditional craft of bell casting was practiced up until 2002. In addition to the numerous sights, Saarburg has an extensive range of leisure options. So for example you can take a boat trip on the Saar, tour the city on the Saartal train, swim in outdoor or indoor swimming pools, take a trip on the summer toboggan run, take to lofty heights with the chair lift, or visit the birds of prey park.
Wine tasting, numerous events, bell foundry museum, accommodation in hotels, bed and breakfasts, holiday homes, holiday resorts, youth hostels, camping and mobile home sites, waterfall in the centre of the city, fortress complex, old town, horse riding, cafes with dancing, skating, angling, library, fitness, town hall, summer toboggan run, mill museum, boat trips, Saartal train, chair lift, music in summer, the AMÜSEUM, tennis courts, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, bowling, angling ponds, guided city tours, birds of prey park, St. Marien Pilgrimage Church, barefoot running track, water-treading basin, Nordic walking obstacle course, boules, minigolf, sauna, diving, bike hire, pleasure boat mooring, Saar Wine Festival on the 1st weekend in September
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