Roman mansions, green valleys, romantic castles and cosmopolitan flair: The small federated state Saarland holds a plethora of attractions for its guests. It has a turbulant history: Due to its high economic value and coal deposits, the area was fought over by France and Germany for centuries. After World War II, the issue was settled by means of diplomaticy and democracy. In 1957 the Saarland became part of the Federal Republic of Germany. Today the small state still has close ties to France which it is surrounded by in the west and south. The Saarland also shares a small border with Luxembourg.
In the lively state capital Saarbrücken visitors have a choice between art galleries, notable museums and historic sights like the Ludwigskirche. They can even go undergound and marvel at the world of canon casemates under the castle grounds.
The small federated state Saarland is located in the west of Germany. It covers 2,569 km² and has a population of 984 thousand.
- 983.991 inhabitants
- 2.569 km²
- 3 student cities
- 7 universities
- 290 degree programms