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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A Zine (7 months ago)
Wasn't possible to go inside even though the posted hours showed they were open. Interesting building, but not much to look at since they modernized it. Definitely not a building to rush to go see.
May Ling Yim (8 months ago)
A short walk up to the castle. The view was breathtaking!
HmaPa (17 months ago)
It's not as interesting as I expected. There is nothing interesting inside castle (the historical museum near the castle was closed on Monday). Outside, you can look at the garden (it will take you 5 minutes) and viewing platforms (another 5 minutes).
Michael Mack (18 months ago)
Beautiful building and architecture. It is not what I think of when I think of castles (Prague Castle), but it is a very large Chateau (French terms). Beautiful grounds.
Justin O (2 years ago)
I wouldn't think of this building as a castle, but it was cool to see none the less. There is a beautiful garden with multiple levels on the east side and we enjoyed a stroll around the building.
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