• Saarland, Ludwig Church in Saarbrücken
    Saarland, Ludwig Church in Saarbrücken ©Tourismus Zentrale Saarland

Saarland – Small in size, big in appeal

Active holidays in the Saarland

Cycling tours in the Saarland are all about variety and the all-round cycling experience – from family-friendly routes along river valleys and cross-border tours into France and Luxembourg to challenging climbs in the Hunsrück hills. The Saar River Cycle Route is the first international long-distance route to be awarded four stars by the German Cyclists' Federation (ADFC).

Unspoilt nature and top-quality trails – the Saarland has an extensive network of premium walks. In the last years, four of Saarland's premium trails have won the title of 'Germany's most scenic walk'. And in 2009, the 218km Saar-Hunsrück-Steig was voted the country's most beautiful long-distance trail. Why don't you discover the Saarland on these award-winning walks?

Golfers are spoilt for choice in the Saarland and just across the border. The scenic and immaculately tended courses have everything a keen player could wish for.

Top tip for culture!

Imagine it – breakfast in a Roman villa, lunch at a medieval festival, tea in a baroque palace and an evening of jazz against a backdrop of gigantic blast furnaces at Völklinger Hütte, an UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the Saarland you can discover 2,000 years of history in just one day. There is also a broad choice of cultural events, in which up-and-coming talents give it their all and international stars thrill the audience. First-class museums and a vibrant arts scene continually bear testament to the Saarland's cultural riches.

The Saarland cuisine

Good food has a strong pedigree in the Saarland. Whether it's hearty home-cooked fare – from schwenkbraten pork to potato delights – or three-course gourmet meals and innovative creations, chefs in the Saarland cook with locally sourced products of the highest quality. The Saarland inspires its kitchens to great achievements and the region has more Michelin stars per capita than anywhere else in Germany.

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Further Information:
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