Saarbrucken is a city and the capital of the state of Saarland, in Germany. The city borders Dillingen to the west and Neunkirchen to the north-east. Saarbrucken retains a French feel due to its long period under French administration. Sights to see in the area include the stone bridge across the Saar which was built in 1546, the Gothic church of St Arnual, and the 18th-century Saarbrücker Schloss castle.
Saarbrücken is the economic centre of the region. There are many industrial corporations and service providers headquartered in this state capital. Important income sources for the area are the automobile industry, steel industry, coal mining, ceramic industry, and the computer science industry. Companies located in the area include AbsInt - a software-development tools vendor, VDM Publishing, Cirrus Airlines, and the German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence. There are many options for serviced office space within Saarbrücken.
Entertainment And Dining Out
One of the best examples of a Protestant baroque church in Germany is in Saarbrücken. The Ludwigskirche church an incredible place for sight-seeing, as is St. John’s Church and the neo-Gothic town hall. Saarbrücken Zoo is a great place for the family and for kids of all ages. Dining in Saarbrücken should include the area specialty Schwenker, a steak prepared on a grilling rack swung over a fire. It is popular at beer gardens and festivals. The main town square of Saarbrücken and the Nauwieser Quarter of town have a great selection of restaurants and bars. These include Stiefel Bräu, Cafe Kostbar and Caffè et al which sells three flavours of hot chocolate: plain, chilli, and cardamom. This is a treat best enjoyed on a cold day. They also offer sandwiches and a French lunch dish during week days.
Saarbrücken Airport is a major international airport located just 15 km (9 miles) from the city centre. There are regional bus and train services from the airport. Saarbrücken has an excellent public transport system that includes city buses and a tram line. Saarbrücken is served by the national German train system. There are direct trains from Frankfurt, as well as to Paris. Traveling through the rest of Germany requires a transfer in Mannheim.