Places of interest in the surrounding area

The area around the Linslerhof is full of attractive destinations, as the sights in the Saarland and the further Saar-Lor-Lux region are diverse and offer something for everyone: beautiful towns, museums, monuments and points of historic interest. Some destinations in the Rhineland-Palatinate region can also be easily reached from the Linslerhof.

Visit museums and monuments near to the Linslerhof or plan an excursion to the beautiful towns of the Saar-Lor-Lux region.

Völklingen Ironworks World Heritage Site

UNESCO industrial heritage site

The Völklingen Ironworks were founded in 1873, and were shut down in 1986. In 1994, the Völklingen Ironworks were named by UNESCO as the world’s first Industrial Heritage Site in their list of World Cultural Heritage Sites.

Today, numerous cultural events and exhibitions are held here. Over 200,000 people from all over the world visit this site every year in order to see these imposing industrial ruins.

(Travel time from the Linslerhof: 20 minutes; recommended visit time: min. 3 hours)

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Keravision – Villeroy & Boch

A museum with a historic atmosphere

Ceramic art and culture as a reflection of the times.

In the historic ambience of the old abbey, the Keravision presents a quarter of a millennium of company history.

On your journey through the epochs, you become a witness to how historic events are reflected in design and “Zeitgeist”: from the successful “Alt Luxemburg” crockery decor – created in 1770 and still considered contemporary today – via the change brought about by the art nouveau movement, right up to the perfected, complete range for all areas of life.

Watch the film in the baroque chapter hall, in which you can review the milestones of the company’s history once more. You will get to know people who determined the fate of the company and gave a ceramic expression to their time – entertainingly presented by the international star and brilliant narrator, Sir Peter Ustinov.

(Travel time from the Linslerhof: 30 minutes; museum visit time: approx. 1 hour)

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Luxembourg

Grand boulevards

In Luxembourg there is an array of historic and cultural places of interest that are just waiting to be discovered. Picturesque squares, welcoming old town lanes, grand boulevards and large parks invite you to take a stroll. Shopping on Luxembourg’s retail streets is also a real experience!

Discover the city and its sights!

(Travel time from the Linslerhof: 40 minutes; visit time: 4 hours)

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CULTURAL TRIP

1x overnight stay in a cozy double room comfort & breakfast
Picnic & road book with route suggestions

From € 98 per person (in a double room)

Information and booking at: +49 (0) 6836 – 807-0 or info@linslerhof.de

Metz

The storybook town

Metz is the capital of the Département Moselle and the main location in the Lorraine region. From the Linslerhof you can reach Metz via the autobahn (approx. 35 minutes) or via a scenic country road. The storybook town of Metz is located at the confluence of the Seille and Moselle rivers. The Cathedral of Saint Stephen is well worth seeing – it was built between 1220 and 1520 in the Gothic style and is one of the largest and most beautiful Gothic church buildings in France. With an arch height of over 41m, it is the third-tallest Gothic cathedral; at 6500m² the surface area of its stained glass is the largest of any French cathedral. It serves as the bishop’s church for the Diocese of Metz.

(Travel time from the Linslerhof: 45 minutes; visit time: 4 hours)

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Borg Roman Villa

Archaeological site and museum

Over 100 years ago the teacher Johann Schneider discovered traces of a Roman settlement between Perl-Borg and Oberleuken, and made the first small excavations.

Supervised by the Cultural Foundation for the Merzig-Wadern district, in cooperation with the State Conservation Office, the Labour Authority and the District of Perl, a Roman villa has now been undergoing scientific excavation in Borg since the 1st April 1987.

It soon became apparent that the remains of one of the largest Roman villas in the Saar-Moselle region was lying hidden here. In 1994 the decision was taken to resurrect the entire villa and its estate in accordance with the results of the excavation works and the latest villa research. So in the following years, the villa baths and taverna, the manor house with a museum site, the developed courtyard, the living and domestic wing and the gates were all rebuilt. Nowadays the site has become one of the most interesting destinations in the Saarland. Due to the ongoing works, the appearance of the villa changes almost daily. The excavation works spanning a site of over 7.5 hectares are continuing as before.

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Saarlouis

The sun king’s favourite city

Many Saarlanders consider Saarlouis to be the local capital. No wonder, then, that it was the darling of the Sun King, Louis XIV! He gave his sun symbol to the city’s coat of arms and allowed the city to be reinforced by the military engineer, Vauban, to secure the northern border of France. Many remnants of the fortifications can still be marvelled at today. The widely-known old town is the centre of the lively city life. Numerous businesses and countless cafés are awaiting your visit. Immerse yourself in the French flair of Saarlouis.

(Travel time from the Linslerhof: 10 minutes; visit time: 1 – 4 hours)

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Mettlach

Headquarters of Villeroy & Boch

Mettlach is worth a visit in many respects! The old abbey, the headquarters of Villeroy & Boch, is located in a beautiful park situated right on the banks of the Saar. The Keravision Museum with its dairy shop is particularly worth a look. Then we recommend a visit to the Pfarrkirche St. Lutwinus (an insider’s tip!) and a wander through the town centre of Mettlach with its numerous shops and outlets.

(Travel time from the Linslerhof: 30 minutes; museum visit time: approx. 1 hour)

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Saarbrücken

A city with many faces

Saarbrücken is a city with many faces. The war and the architectural style of the 1950s and 60s has had a long term effect on the city. The result today is the sort of beauty that is a bit rough around the edges, but which has heart and character. The most varied of neighbourhoods and quarters are clustered along the banks of the river. In the mid 18th century, the court architect for the rulers of Nassau-Saarbrücken gave a baroque face to the medieval city on both banks of the Saar, which still characterises the city today. The Alt-Saarbrücken (Old Saarbrücken) district has always been a government district. The area around the castle and the Ludwigskirche was once the residence of the counts and princes of Nassau-Saarbrücken. Today it is the seat of the regional association, the Landtag (state parliament), the ministries and the state chancellery. On the southern edge of the city, just behind the Deutsch-Französischen Garten, Saarbrücken borders France.

St. Johann- – trade and commerce, art and culture are the focus here. The St. Johanner Markt (Market of St. Johann) with its small shops, restaurants, cafés and pubs forms the centre of the district. Just behind that as the crow flies lies the shopping street and lively pedestrian zone which stretches all the way to the Europabahnhof on the northern edge of the city. In the east, the exuberant and colourful Nauwieser multicultural ‘scene’ quarter is awaiting your visit.

(Travel time from the Linslerhof: 30 minutes; visit time: 4 hours)

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