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The Saarland state capital unites a modern flair with a rural charm and all kinds of history, whichmakes this city a great tourist destination and place to stay. What you most definitely have to see in Saarbrücken and where you can really enjoy yourself, will be revealed to you below.
The travel destination can be reached both by train as well as by long-distance bus or with your own car. You can travel via the urban motorway A 620, but also via the A 623 and the A 1. However, the journey by high-speed rail link is considerably more comfortable and since the end of 2007, it hastravelled to Paris from Frankfurt via Saarbrücken. Furthermore, there are ICE connections to Stuttgart, Graz, Dresden and Salzburg.
If you are in the city, you should definitely visit the Saarbrücker Schloss. This splendid baroque building was extended around a postmodern middle Avant-corps by Gottfriend Böhm and it is classed as a landmark of the large city in Saarland.
Equally famous is the Ludwigskirche, which is not only used on a regular basis for concerts but it also ranks as one of the most important evangelical baroque churches in Germany.
You should visit the Saarbrücker Staatstheater and experience a performance that will fulfill all of your requirements for a successful evening. From opera, to musicals, classical plays or ballet, there is definitely a theatre programme here to suit every taste.
In the event that you feel like some music, you should check out the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken, which often stirs up a great deal of enthusiasm with its performances. Friends of rock and pop tunes, on the other hand, can visit concerts in the Saarbrücker Garage or the Saarlandhalle, because the most varied bands and stars are feel honoured to perform here.
The restaurant Die Kemenate, at the nearby Riegelsberg, will provide you with regional and historical delicacies from the Middle Ages. Enjoy the choice wines from the area, vegetarian dishes or braised meats in a unique atmosphere.