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.
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.
Top Three Destinations in the Saarland
The Saarland is an under-explored region hidden in the western borderlands of Germany. Much of the region is covered by dense forests and mysterious ruins, dotted with timeless villages. So what are the best places to experience in this region of woodlands and concrete jungles?