Saarburg

Saaburg, Germany
Saaburg, Germany

Located on the banks of the Saar River, upstream from the Saar's meeting point with the Moselle, this pretty town is surrounded by lush, green countryside. With a stunning waterfall cascading through it as the Leuk River creeps into the town, allowing for a 60 feet drop into the valley below. It was re-directed in the 13th century to allow for the river to flow through the cobbled streets either side.

The streets are flanked with brightly coloured houses and cafes, and at the top of the town sits the now ruined castle, looking down upon the valley. Situated at the bottom of the waterfall are the water mills, and a selection of interesting museums, including the Amüseum, which houses the municipal gallery for contemporary art and the oldest functioning turbine in the world, and is a particularly striking building.

 

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