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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M M (10 months ago)
While I wouldn't really think of it as a castle (more like a palace built on top of a no longer existing fort), it's worth a visit. The underground tunnels are probably the most popular part, whereas the local history exhibition will feel appealing to specific categories of visitors. As somebody who is especially interested in military history, I must say that the signs were very laconic concerning the 1945 battle for the control of Saarbrücken
Tung Phung (11 months ago)
A nice place for weekend
Samuel B K (13 months ago)
Best place to wander around
Eugen Safin (3 years ago)
The history and surroundings are rather nice. However, this castle is another victim of insensitive modern architecture: The entrance looks hideous.
alice onyango (3 years ago)
Very interesting place. Very nice, helpful, professional and efficient staff. A great eye opener on the actualities of first and second world war and its effects. The staff were able explain everything in terms a six year old could well enjoy the experience.
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