A list of interesting places and museums in Saarbrücken and the region. Most places are easy to reach by bus or train (public transport within Saarland is free if you own a Semesterticket), for a few you will need a car. The websites are mostly only available in German or French.
Museums in Saarbrücken
A museum of old master paintings and noble chattels. Address: Schlossplatz 16, 66119 Saarbrücken.
Geological and natural history museum. Address: Am Bergwerk Reden 11, 66578 Schiffweiler
A historical museum next to the Saarbrücker Schloss (castle). They’ve got permanent exhibitions (about the medieval and renaissance Saarbrücken castle, Nazi period in Saarland, the first World War, and 1945-59 in the Saar region) and special exhibitions with different subjects. Address: Schlossplatz 15, 66119 Saarbrücken.
House of artists. Address: Karlstr. 1, 66111 Saarbrücken.
A big museum of modern art close to the river Saar with special exhibitions. Address: Bismarckstr. 11-19, 66111 Saarbrücken.
A museum of prehistory and early history, next to the Saarbrücker Schloss. Permanent exhibition: “A walk from the stone age to the early middle ages”. Address: Schlossplatz 16, 66119 Saarbrücken.
A museum of contemporary art in the city centre. Address: St. Johanner Markt 24, 66111 Saarbrücken.
Places of interest in the region
UNESCO World Heritage Site and center for art and industry culture. It’s an old steel mill in Völklingen turned into a museum. From Saarbrücken, it is easily accessible by train (with the Semesterticket, the train ticket is free). They’ve got various special exhibitions and projects on different subjects.
Roman open-air museum. Excavations and re-built houses as well as an indoor museum of Roman culture in the region. Schwarzenacker belongs to the city of Homburg. To get to the museum you have to take a train to Homburg (free with the Semesterticket) and then a bus to Schwarzenacker.
Europe’s biggest sandstone caves (created by men) in Homburg. Opening hours: April – October: 9am – 5pm daily. November – March: 10am – 4pm. Entrance only with guided tour. Please call: 06841 2064.
The “Moulin de la Blies” Museum of Faience Techniques in Sarreguemines (Saargemünd), France. Machines and tools used in the ceramic industry, as well as production workshops.
The French city of Metz, capital of the département Lorraine, is a nice place to go for a short trip. The cathedral of Metz is famous for its sumptuous stained-glass windows, some of which were designed by the famous artist Marc Chagall. Metz has a beautiful old town which is very interesting from the architectural point of view, as it reflects the city’s changeful history.
The city of Strasbourg (Straßburg), France, founded in 496 A.D., is always worth visiting. There is a famous cathedral (“Münster”) and lots of interesting shops. The beautiful old town occupies an island, Grande-Île, and makes Strasbourg a UNESCO World Heritage City.
The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is a small country adjacent to Germany, France and Belgium, with French, German and Luxemburgish as their three official languages. The city of Luxembourg, with its old quarters and fortifications, is a UNESCO World Heritage City and definitely worth a visit.
In Kaiserslautern, a city in the nearby Palatinate region, there is a Japanese garden. Opened in the year 2000, the garden is a piece of designed nature giving the visitor both strength and relaxation.
Gardens without limits. Gardens in the borderland region of Saarland, Lorraine and Luxembourg, gardens with tradition, future-oriented gardens, small gardens and expansive parks – all reflecting the spirit of their respective locales and the intentions and passions of their creators.
Wolvespark inheriting 21 grown up wolves. The owner and wolfresearcher Werner Freund became famous for living as “wolf among the wolves”.