Practical I Hotels in Saarbrücken
Saarbrücken is the capital of the German
It is mainly a modern
the leading industrial center of the Saar coal basin and an important
road and rail junction, with an airport nearby. The city lies between
the Rhineland and the French and Luxembourg frontiers. The city lies on
the River Saar, a Moselle tributary. There are major industries in
iron and steel. Other manufactures include optical instruments,
machinery, clothing, processed foods, paper, soap, cement, lime, metal
goods, printed materials, and beer.
Although badly damaged in World War II,
the city retains the 15th-century late Gothic Castle Church, the old
city hall (1750), and a baroque church, the Ludwigskirche (1762-75). The
city is the site of the Univ. of the Saarland. Close to
Saarbrücken, at Völklingen, is the
, a UNESCO World Heritage site.