Saarbrucken is the capital city of the state Saarland in Germany

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saarbruckenSaarbrucken is the capital city of the state of Saarland in Germany. It is situated at the heart of the Saar-Lor-Lux region next to the French border. It is a charming city with lively cultural scene, baroque architecture and a French aura combined with the joie de vivre of the Saarland.

The population of the city is approximately 180,000 and is strongly influenced by its closeness to France and the chequered history of a French-German border town.

Saarbrucken is the administrative, cultural and commercial seat of Saarland. It came into existence in 1909 as a result of the fusion of three towns- Saarbrücken, St. Johann and Malstatt-Burbach. Initially, it happened to be the industrial and transport centre of the Saar coal basin and gave away products such as iron and steel, sugar, beer, pottery, optical instruments, machinery, and construction materials.

Saarbrucken is a renowned University City and trade fair venue. The city is easy-going, friendly and emanates a feel-good atmosphere.

Saarbrucken takes pride in being home to some of the best attractions in the state. It offers a great deal of interesting historical sites and milestones which attract countless visitors from all over Germany, Europe and other parts of the world. The Saar River and forest landscape are among the natural attractions of the state which everybody will admire and adore.

The topmost historical attraction of Saarbrucken is the Alte Brucke-the arched stone bridge across the Saar. Built in 1546, it served as a vital passageway across the river. It was destroyed during World War II by aerial bombings. When the war was over, the bridge was restored but to a smaller portion. Presently, visitors can cross the stone bridge and enjoy the history spread over centuries.

Another principal attraction in the capital city is Saarbrucken Castle. The location of the current castle dates back to the year 999 and over the years the castle has been rebuilt several times. Today, this German castle is part of a palace complex built in the Baroque style in the 18th century.

The Church of St. Arnual is yet another high point of Saarbrucken. It was built during the 13th century. This Gothic style building ranks among one of the most prominent religious landmarks in southwestern Germany. Old part of the town is also very attractive. The St. Johanner Markt(Sankt Johann market) with its boutiques, bars, bistros and restaurants is the heart of Saarbrücken life.

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Saarbrücken can be visited on an excursion from a river cruise in Germany.
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