From castles to gardens: the top sights in Saarland, France and Luxembourg!

As one of the most beautiful and historic places in the Saarland, the Linslerhof is the ideal starting point for excursions in the surrounding area. In this blog post, we will introduce you to some of the most beautiful sights in the area and give you tips for a successful trip to the region. Immerse yourself in the history and culture of Saarland, France and Luxembourg and be inspired by the diversity and beauty of the surrounding area.


The Saar loop seen from above.

1st Saar Loop

The Saar Loop is a natural river loop and one of the most famous sights in Saarland. The view from the Cloef viewing platform is particularly impressive, offering a breathtaking panoramic view of the loop and the surrounding landscape. Hikers also get their money’s worth here, as there are numerous hiking trails that lead through the adjacent Saar-Hunsrück Nature Park. The Saarschleife is a perfect excursion destination for nature lovers and offers a unique backdrop for rest and relaxation.

2nd Völklingen Ironworks

The Völklingen Ironworks is a former ironworks in Saarland and is now an impressive industrial monument that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The plant consists of numerous buildings, blast furnaces and machine halls covering an area of 600,000 square meters. Visitors can immerse themselves in the history of heavy industry and admire the impressive architecture. Guided tours are offered regularly, giving an insight into the working world of the smelter workers. The site also hosts cultural events such as concerts and exhibitions. The Völklingen Ironworks is therefore not only an important part of industrial history, but also a place of art and culture.


Vianden Castle

3rd Vianden Castle

Vianden Castle is one of the most impressive sights in Luxembourg. The castle was built in the 11th century and has been rebuilt and extended several times over the centuries. Today, the castle is a beautiful example of medieval architecture and one of the country’s most important tourist attractions. Visitors can tour the castle and experience a variety of exhibitions and events that tell the story of the castle and its inhabitants. Vianden Castle also offers breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside and is a popular destination for hikers and nature lovers.

4th European Cultural Park Bliesbruck-Reinheim

Bliesbruck-Reinheim European Cultural Park is an outstanding attraction in our region. The cultural park is an archaeological open-air museum that can look back on a long history. Here you can visit the remains of a Roman city, including an amphitheater, temples, residential buildings and a thermal bath. The exhibitions in the park also include finds from the Bronze Age, the Iron Age and the Celtic period. The park offers a wide range of activities, including workshops, guided tours and lectures. The Bliesbruck-Reinheim European Cultural Park is a must for anyone interested in the history of Europe.

5. devil’s castle

Teufelsburg Castle near Saarlouis is a historical sight that is well worth a visit. The castle was built in the 14th century and served as protection for the town of Saarlouis. Today, it is a popular tourist attraction and offers a breathtaking view of the surrounding landscape. The castle consists of a core castle and an outer castle, which are separated by a moat. Visitors can tour the castle and learn more about its history. Anyone visiting the region around Saarlouis should definitely make a detour to Teufelsburg Castle.

6th Saar-Palatinate Baroque Route

The SaarPfalz Baroque Route is one of the most beautiful sights in the Saarland. The route leads along numerous Baroque buildings and landscapes and connects the Saarland and Rhineland-Palatinate regions. The most famous sights include the baroque castle in Blieskastel, the abbey in Wadgassen and the town of Zweibrücken with its castle. The Baroque Route offers a unique experience for anyone interested in history and architecture. Visitors can admire the magnificent buildings and be enchanted by the Baroque art and culture.

7th Bock casemates

The Bock casemates in Luxembourg City are a real magnet for visitors. These underground passages and fortifications were built in the 17th century and served as a defense against enemies. Today they are a popular tourist destination and offer an insight into the history of the city. Visitors can tour the casemates and wander through the narrow corridors, which were equipped with gun emplacements, armories and living quarters. The view from the casemates over the city and the surrounding area is also impressive.


The cathedral of Metz, taken from below

8th Metz Cathedral

Metz Cathedral is a special sight in the north-eastern French city of Metz. The imposing Gothic church is particularly impressive due to its size and the artistic sculptures on the façade. The numerous stained glass windows, which make the cathedral a true masterpiece of glass art, are also particularly worth seeing. The cathedral is also home to some remarkable works of art and relics, including the famous Chagall window.

9th Bostalsee

The Bostalsee is one of the most popular excursion destinations in Saarland. The lake, which was artificially created in 1979, is a paradise for water rats and nature lovers alike. The 120-hectare water area offers numerous leisure activities such as swimming, sailing, surfing, canoeing and fishing. The Bostalsee is also an ideal starting point for hiking and cycling tours in the surrounding countryside. The local recreation area, which extends around the lake, also offers numerous recreational opportunities for families, such as an adventure playground, a climbing garden and a petting zoo. The Bostalsee is therefore a place where everyone gets their money’s worth.

10th German-French Garden Saarbrücken

The Franco-German Garden in Saarbrücken extends over 50 hectares and is a unique blend of German and French culture. One of the garden’s main attractions is the Japanese garden, which is an impressive sight with its bridges, pavilions and waterfalls. The Rosarium with its variety of rose species and colors is also a highlight of the park. The garden also offers numerous opportunities for recreation and relaxation, such as boating on the lake or picnicking on the green areas. The Franco-German Garden is a place that delights visitors of all ages and invites them to linger.

We hope that this overview will awaken your enthusiasm for discovery and look forward to seeing you soon in Saarland and at the
to welcome you soon!


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