Saabrucken is the capital of the state of Saarland in Germany. The city is situated at the heart of a metropolitan area that borders on the west on Dillingen and to the north-east on Neunkirchen, where most of the people of the Saarland live.
Historic landmarks in the city include the stone bridge across the Saar (1546), the Gothic church of St Arnual, the 18th century Saarbrücker Schloss (castle) and the old part of the town and the St. Johanner Markt. St. Johanner Markt square is situated in the midst of bars, bistros and restaurants where people love to sit for a coffee as the sun comes out.
Things to See & Do
* Ludwigs Church
* Saarbrücker Schloss (castle)
* St Johanner Market
* Stone bridge across the Saar
* Old town
Cruise Season – March to Dec
Currency – Euro (€) (EUR)
Language – German
Land Area – 167.07 km2
Population – 175,800 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code – + 49
Port Location – The river port at Saarbrucken is located on the Saar river.
Travel Links – The city is served by the Saarbrücken Airport, an international airport located 15 km from the city center. Regional bus R10 travels once an hour from the airport to the main railway station and takes 28 minutes.
Saarbrücken is served by the German train system. There are direct trains from Frankfurt, as well as to Paris. Frequently travel through the rest of Germany requires one to change trains in Mannheim.