This hike takes you on a neat tour of the Saarbrücken heights, including the battlefield site of Spichern. Spichern is in France, so the hike also includes several other exciting things, such as Westwall Fortifications and monuments from both the French and Prussian forces in the battle.
Hike: The Klause Castle
The Klause Kastel is a 19th-century sepulcher for John of Bohemia, a famous 14th-century knight who, according to legend, commanded an army while blind. The sepulcher is, however, built into a cliffside complex of ancient caves carved out in the 10th-15th centuries as monastic hideouts. This hike takes you along some of the most spectacular vistas of the Saar Valley to an exciting relic of medieval history.
Should You Visit Saarbrücken?
Saarbrücken cannot be described as the gem of the Saarland, but it still has something to offer the passing traveler. Come and explore the unique Protestant cityscape and the charming old town of Saarbrücken.
Traces of a Saarland Style
This guide takes on a trip to discover the traces of a regional style that almost, but never fully asserted itself. Follow the footsteps and works of Friedrich Stengel, and how his creations define the image of the Saarland.
Bacon-Cream Sauce (Saar Style)
The key ingredient to many of the traditional peasant dishes of the Saarland is the rich bacon-cream sauce. Apply liberally to everything containing potato.