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.
Hike: Nahe Valley Panorama
The Nahe Valley has several spectacular viewpoints. This hike focuses on one, in particular, simply the "The Best Nahe Viewpoint" or the "Two Land Viewpoint." The hike also includes a visit to some industrial monuments nearby, including a mercury mine founded by the ancient Romans and a sandstone quarry.
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.
Saarbrücken Opening Hours
The logistics of trying to see everything can be a challenge, especially in a location is complicated opening times. Fortunately Saarbrücken is small and tourist friendly. Below I have summarized the opening hours for each of the accessible destinations in my guide.