Serrig (population 1.649)
Serrig is situated in the romantic Saar valley, in the heart of wonderful surroundings with extensive forests, a bizarre landscape of rock formations and steep hillside vineyards. The Romans left behind traces in Serrig, too, such as a tomb referred to locally as the “Widdertshäuschen”, as it is said that dwarfs lived there, an imp who drove away human curiosity. Curious tourists, on the other hand, are welcome in Serrig, so that they can take in the following interesting sights: the Roman church tower, the Catholic parish church, in which an elegant crib is put together at Christmas, the chapel at Heiligenborn, Schloss Saarfels in the style of a mediaeval fortress, Schloss Saarstein, the former state wine-growing estate, and the lock on the Saar, with a lift height of 14.5m, the largest German lock on a natural river course. Above the town is the Serrig estate, with a light railway which travels around the rural grounds as a tourist attraction. Serrig is also known as “the gateway to Saar wine”, as the first vineyards on the Saar, coming from the south, are located here.
Accommodation in bed and breakfasts and holiday homes, Serrig estate, light railway, Roman tomb of “Widdertshäuschen“, lock, apple nature trail, Schloss Saarstein and Schloss Saarfels, wine tasting, angling, skating, tennis, “Beautiful View” viewing point with a launch pad for hang-gliding, wine and local festival in July.