Saarbrücken Castle

Saarbrücken, Germany

The existence of Saarbrücken was first documented in 999 under the name 'Castellum Sarabrucca'. In the 17th century the castle was rebuilt in the style of the Renaissance, but later destroyed and now only the cellars of this construction remain. In the 18th century Prince Wilhelm Heinrich had his architect Stengel build a new Baroque residence on the same site. Since then the castle has suffered various bouts of destruction and was partially burnt down and reconstructed before being thoroughly and magnificently renovated in 1989. The architect Gottfried Böhm designed a state-of-the-art central block of steel and glass. The castle is now both an administrative centre and a venue for cultural events, conferences and festivities.

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Founded: 18th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Thirty Years War & Rise of Prussia (Germany)

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Charlotte Finch (19 months ago)
Great museum! We took the train in from Kaiserslautern, and this was a quick walk and easy to find. There was enough information in English that we were able to follow along. We loved being able to walk down into the moat and see original parts of the castle.
Sergiu Butcaru (19 months ago)
Nice view from there.
Safwan Hasan (20 months ago)
We were there to celebrate the new year's eve, many people were there too, fireworks all over the place
Virginia Wenz (2 years ago)
Beautiful building with a very nice view. Absolutely worth going.
C W (2 years ago)
nice view over the Saar river and the city. there's a beer garden and a restaurant. many bridal couples take pictures in the castle garden. very well upkelt building and catacombs. there's also a museum nearby.
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