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Saarland, Germany

Ludwigskirche (Ludwig Church) in Saarbrücken, Saarland, Germany )cc)

Saarland Travel Guide


Saarland is Germany's no-man's land – in a manner of speaking. It's actually Germany's smallest non-city State, both in area and in population – all of 2,570 square kilometers in area and with barely a million residents – situated along Germany's southwestern border with France. It is therefore hardly surprising that it is best known as a post-World War II bone of contention between Germany and France, albeit short-lived. Of course, it is also known for its coal mines, but the main reason to come to Saarland is to see the Saarschiefe at Metlach, where the River Saar makes a splendid U-turn and for a long stretch flows parallel but in opposite directions. That, and to hear the unique Rhine-Franconian dialect spoken by the locals. Besides which, there are a few interesting buildings and churches in Saarland's capital city, Saarbrücken, notable among them the peculiar Ludwigskirche. There is also a university in Saarbrücken, and a three-star Michelin restaurant for foodies.


Saarland is located in the southwestern corner of Germany, some 24 miles (40 km) south of Trier and all but a stone's throw from France.

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  • Currency: (US$1 ~ )
  • Electricity: 220-240V - 50Hz | Schuko Socket or Europlug with 2 round pins
  • Phone Code: +49
  • Population: 1,020,000
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