Rathaus Blieskastel


The Blieskastel town hall is the town hall of the city of Blieskastel in Saarland. It was built in the 1770s as an orphanage, but it also served administrative purposes from the start. The building is listed as a monument in the Saarland list of monuments.


Centuries after it was built, the orphanage often served as a war hospital and was requisitioned by those in power. After severe war damage in 1944, the destroyed front was restored by local master sculptor Joachim Kirsch in the 1950s.

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Blieskastel (German pronunciation: [ˌbliːsˈkast(ɘ)l]) is a city in the Saarpfalz (Saar-Palatinate) district, in SaarlandGermany which is divided into villages. It is situated on the river Blies, approximately 10 kilometres (6 miles) southwest of Homburg (Saar), 8 km (5 mi) west of Zweibrücken, and 20 km (12 mi) east of Saarbrücken.

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Altes Rathaus (Merzig)

Merzig (German: [ˈmɛʁt͡sɪç] (listen), FrenchMercyMoselle Franconian:Meerzisch/Miërzësch) is a town in SaarlandGermany. It is the capital of the district Merzig-Wadern, with about 30,000 inhabitants in 17 municipalities on 108 km². It is situated on the river Saar, approx. 35 km south of Trier, and 35 km northwest of Saarbrücken.

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Altes Rathaus (Völklingen)


The old town hall was the town hall of the city of Völklingen until 1970 and is now the seat of the city library and the adult education center.


The town hall was completed in 1875 after two years of construction.

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Völklingen (FrenchVœlklangeMoselle Franconian: Välglinge ) is a town in the district of Saarbrücken, in SaarlandGermany. It is situated on the river Saar, approx. 10 km west of Saarbrücken, and directly borders France.

The town is known for its industrial past, the Völklinger Hütte (ironworks) being declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

The city is divided into ten districts:

  • Völkingen
  • Fenne
  • Fürstenhausen, home to the coking plant
  • Geislautern
  • Heidstock
  • Lauterbach
  • Ludweiler
  • Luisenthal
  • Röchlinghöhe
  • Wehrden

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Burg Veldenz

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Veldenz Castle, also known as Nohfelden Castle, is located on a mountain spur in the town of Nohfelden in the St. Wendel district in northern Saarland.

Time of origin 1285

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Castles in Saarland

Schloss Saarbrücken

Schloss Berg (Saarland)

Schloss Halberg

Schloss Dagstuhl

Schloss Bietschied

Schloss Münchweiler

Altes Schloss (Dillingen)

Gustavsburg

Siersburg

Teufelsburg

Burg Kerpen

Rathaus St. Johann (Saarbrücken)

Abtei Mettlach

Teufelsburg (Saarland)


The Teufelsburg is a ruined castle in Felsberg, a district of the municipality of Überherrn, in the Saarlouis district in Saarland. The historical name is Neu-Felsberg.

The Teufelsburg castle ruins are west of Saarlouis on the edge of the central Saar valley on a mountain spur northeast of the 353.7 m above sea level. NHN high Schloßberg at about 320 m altitude. It is located north of Felsberg and can be easily reached from the district of Oberfelsberg via an agricultural road. The premium circular hiking trail Vauban-Steig also leads past the castle ruins. The castle offers a very good view over the Saar valley and the Hunsrück.


Time of origin 1360

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Castles in Saarland

Schloss Saarbrücken

Schloss Berg (Saarland)

Schloss Halberg

Schloss Dagstuhl

Schloss Bietschied

Schloss Münchweiler

Altes Schloss (Dillingen)

Gustavsburg

Siersburg

Burg Kerpen

Rathaus St. Johann (Saarbrücken)

Abtei Mettlach

Siersburg


The Siersburg (also Siersberg Castle) is the ruin of a high medieval castle in the district of Siersburg in the Saarland municipality of Rehlingen-Siersburg in the district of Saarlouis, Germany. It was used as the state castle of the Duchy of Lorraine and, as the former seat of the Lords of Siersberg-Dillingen, has a close historical connection to the Old Castle in Dillingen/Saar on the opposite side of the Saar.

Time of origin around 1100 to 1200

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Castles in Saarland

Schloss Saarbrücken

Schloss Berg (Saarland)

Schloss Halberg

Schloss Dagstuhl

Schloss Bietschied

Schloss Münchweiler

Altes Schloss (Dillingen)

Gustavsburg

Burg Kerpen

Rathaus St. Johann (Saarbrücken)

Abtei Mettlach

Schloss Münchweiler


Münchweiler Castle is a historic building in the Münchweiler district of the Wadern district of Nunkirchen. The palace is the only recognizable preserved example of elaborate and lavish baroque country palace planning in Saarland. It is under monument protection.

Baron Franz Georg Zandt von Merl (1723–1785) had a magnificent seat built from 1749 in three construction phases up to 1763. The most important architect in the Merzig region in the 18th century, Christian Kretschmar, was commissioned with the construction. The Kretschmarsche handwriting in the corps-de-logis can only be seen in the two wing buildings today, however, only hinted at.


Originally planned as a hunting lodge, Münchweiler Castle took on the form and dimensions of a manorial castle in the course of construction. Basically, a building was created that was committed to the high baroque style. It was expanded by two gable fronts by 1773. Münchweiler Castle survived the years of the French Revolution relatively unscathed, also because French troops took up quarters in the building while the owners were able to seek safety on the other side of the Rhine. In 1801, the von Zandt family was able to buy back the buildings and lands. However, the castle’s furniture was irretrievably lost during the turmoil of the Revolution.


After the end of the First World War, the consequences of reparations and the global economic crisis forced land sales in 1932, which led to the emergence of the town of Münchweiler. The loss of substance and lands caused the permanent decline of the castle and its grounds.


After the Second World War, the castle housed an inn. Meanwhile, the building went into rapid decline. At the end of the 1990s, little was left of the former splendor that once distinguished the palace. In 1997, the adopted son of Brigitte von Zandt – she was the last owner of the castle from the von Zandt family – Dietrich-Bernhard von Hagke, took over the fortunes of Münchweiler Castle.


From 1999 to 2000, parallel to the renovation of the castle, a hotel was built in place of the southern service wing. In 2007 a café opened in a side wing of Münchweiler Castle. The city administration of Wadern maintains a wedding room in the building. Individual parts of the building are now open to the public again.

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Castles in Saarland

Schloss Saarbrücken

Schloss Berg (Saarland)

Schloss Halberg

Schloss Dagstuhl

Schloss Bietschied

Altes Schloss (Dillingen)

Gustavsburg

Burg Kerpen

Rathaus St. Johann (Saarbrücken)

Abtei Mettlach

Burg Kirkel


Kirkel Castle is a ruined castle in Saarland and the landmark of the Kirkel-Neuhäusel district of the Kirkel municipality. The castle ruins, which are roughly halfway between the towns of St. Ingbert, Homburg, Neunkirchen and Zweibrücken, are a popular destination.


1075 was the first mention of a Count Gottfried von Kirkel. At the beginning of the 12th century, the castle came into the hands of the Counts of Saar Werden.

Today the ruin serves as an excursion destination, the 32 m high keep as a lookout tower.


The hilltop castle is 307 m above sea level. NHN. It stands on the Schlossberg, a free-standing red sandstone cone, which is surrounded by the Hirschberg at 380 m above sea level. NHN is surmounted. Within sight of the castle runs the Kaiserstrasse, previously an escort road.

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Castles in Saarland

Schloss Saarbrücken

Schloss Berg (Saarland)

Schloss Halberg

Schloss Dagstuhl

Schloss Bietschied

Altes Schloss (Dillingen)

Gustavsburg

Burg Kerpen (Saarland)

Rathaus St. Johann (Saarbrücken)

Abtei Mettlach