Nestled idyllically on steep vineyards and rugged cliffs, the picturesque jewel of the Saar is always worth a day trip. Saarburg (which literally translates into "Saar Castle") was founded in 964 AD with the construction of a castle high above the river Saar.
Even today, traces of the Middle Ages are clearly recognisable. In the middle of the town, a 20-metre-high waterfall cascades between half-timbered houses and baroque buildings and drives the mill wheels of the former Hackenberger Mühle - a unique attraction that can be admired on a small pedestrian bridge and from the surrounding cafés. Other sights include the 19th-century belfry, Mabilon, as well as the Salzbrunnen (salt springs), which were used by the ancient Celts and Romans as a source of salt.
As our guest, in addition to our own services, you will also receive the Saarland Card for free (for stays of two nights or more), which gives you free admission to over 90 attractions and free bus and rail travel in the Saarland region. For further information please go to www.card.saarland.