Saarburg Castle

Saarburg, Germany

Saarburg Castle was one of the first and most impressive castles (Höhenburgen) in the West, built by Graf Siegfried von Luxemburg in 964. It was damaged in 1431 by troops of Ulrich von Manderscheid. Johann II von Baden rebuilt the castle later. It was conquered several times in the wars of 17th-early 18th century and finally left to decay in 1734.

 The castle hill is surrounded by high fortified walls. With a depth of 60 metres, the fortress well almost reached down to the river bed of the Saar. The upper part of the tower, which offers a wonderful view of the Saar valley and the pilgrimage church of St. Mary in the Beurig district.


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Founded: 964 AD
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Ottonian Dynasty (Germany)


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Centrum Fotografii Grzegorz Kubit (8 months ago)
Very nice city.
Wouter van Elten (9 months ago)
Nice small village. Not enough to see or do for a day trip, but enough for half a day.
Julian (9 months ago)
Very nice village to visit during weekend
Nicolae Naumof (10 months ago)
A really nice small German town which makes a good destination for an afternoon getaway.
A G (2 years ago)
Tiny village, not worth going, especially if you're disabled (no wheelchair accessible accommodation or restaurants). Bars close early. Non-existent public transport system within village itself. A lot of the local places only take cash, not cards so be prepared to walk around with a wad of cash. Best time to go is summer. Avoid any time before May and after September. It's very cold and humid. Waterfall is nice.
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