In 1994 the Völklingen Ironworks was the first monument of heavy industry to be classified by UNESCO as World Cultural Heritage Site. It was an important step for the Völklingen Ironworks – but a huge step for UNESCO too: until that moment only sacred buildings, castles, fortifications or historical city centres were awarded UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site status. Now a site of industrial production, of work and every day culture, was raised to the ranks of a World Cultural Heritage Site of humanity.
A visit to the World Cultural Heritage Site Völklingen Ironworks is an adventure: the visitor can go down deep into the dark corridors of the burden shed and climb up to the lofty heights of the blast furnace viewing-platform.
Come on a tour of the World Cultural Heritage Site Völklinger Hütte - one of the most exciting places in the world!
(image sources: Weltkulturerbe Völklinger Hütte / Gerhard Kastner)
In Rilchingen, where a brine spring has always bubbled, thermal water flows out of the earth, with which all the pools of the Saarland-Therme are filled. The water of the spa is recognized as healing water.
Sauna bathers will find a true sauna paradise in the Saarland-Therme with nine saunas, including an Arab sauna, an Andalusian infusion sauna, the particularly hot fire sauna & its own ladies' area.
The Saarland-Therme has its own spa area with seven treatment rooms. The Mediterranean influence is reflected in the use of natural additives and ingredients.
The surrounding cultural landscape and the natural park area make a visit to the archeology park a unique experience. Hier kann man in die Regionalgeschichte, aber auch in die Vergangenheit Europas eintauchen. Here you can immerse yourself in regional history, but also in the past of Europe.
Thanks to the still ongoing excavations, our guests have the opportunity to observe archaeologists at their work and even to "dig" themselves.
The European Culture Park Bliesbruck-Reinheim offers you in many ways "history to touch"!
Everything for a day of fun - in just one place! Varied and unforgettable experiences for young and old. Whether curling, skating or adventure golf with the family. Fun, games and adventure await you - all year round!
Experience culinary delights and regionality in a rustic atmosphere: the Bliesgau barn. The Bliesgau barn is also ideal for cyclists and hikers.
Discover four cities with common historical roots and cultural diversity on a journey through the border region between Germany, France and Luxembourg.
The cities of Luxembourg, Metz, Saarbrücken and Trier form the cross-border QuattroPole network.
Luxembourg - the fortified city, Metz - a mixture of styles from antiquity to the present day, Saarbrücken - the baroque city, Trier - the city of the Romans: QuattroPole is unique in its range of important tourist flagships. Four cities in three countries!
The Cemetery and Memorial covers 113.5 acres and contains the largest number of graves of our military dead of World War II in Europe, a total of 10,489. Their headstones are arranged in nine plots in a generally elliptical design extending over the beautiful rolling terrain of eastern Lorraine and culminating in a prominent overlook feature.
Most of the dead here were killed while driving the German forces from the fortress city of Metz, France toward the Siegfried Line and the Rhine River.
St. Avold served as a vital communications center for the vast network of enemy defenses guarding the western border of the Third Reich.