Things to do and see in the local area

 

You will be surprised at how much is to see and o in the Saar Loop area. Our region is also an ideal base for your excursions to the border triangle Germany-France-Luxembourg.

 

The Saar Loop and stunning Cloef viewpoint are practially round the corner.

 

The Baumwipfelpfad (tree-top path), which has only recently opened, affords an even more spectacular sight of the Saar Loop and a panoramic view of the Saar Hunsrück nature reserve. On a clear day, you can even see as far as the Vosges Mountains.

 

Well-maintained hiking paths lead up to Burg Montclair, a medieval castle perched some 290 metres above sea level on one of the mountain ridges surrounded by the Saar Loop.

 

The Orscholz health resort with its numerous leisure and recreational facilities is also worth a visit. Hikers looking for well-tended trails are spoilt for choice, while the Saarschleife Health Centre (Gesundheitszentrum Saarschleife) offers wellness and relaxation.

 

Mettlach is home to the headquarters of the luxury tableware manufacturer Villeroy & Boch, with its outlet centre. We also recommend a visit to the company's Discovery Centre.

 

You can also take a trip to the wolf park in Merzig, a unique centre that holds wolf species from all over the globe.

 

Dive into aquatic worlds of well-being at Bad Merzig, just a short distance away, and experience the relaxing therapeutic waters of Bietzen Spring.

 

Discover the fascinating Völklinger Hütte World Heritage Site - the only fully intact ironworks remaining in the world - and its changing exhibitions.

 

The Federal State capital Saarbrucken or Germany's oldest city  Trier make a great day trip.

 

We specially recommend a visit to the beautiful 1000-year old town of Saarburg. Nestled between vineyards and woods, the town boasts historic monuments, might castle ruins and a waterfall in the midst of the city (the largest of its kind in Euroope).

 

And of course close proximity to France and Luxembourg offers added attractions. Why not visit Metz, Thionville or the City of Luxembourg, another UNESCO World heritage Site?