Road Cycling Highlight
Saarburg is the start and finish for long hiking and biking tours along the Saar. This city of almost 7,000 inhabitants is also called "Little Venice".
Here at the waterfall, in summer with an ice cream from the Italian you can relax. The Leukbach rushing rushing over rocks 20 meters deep creates a pleasant climate. He supplies the Hackenberger mill with water, it comes from the13. Century, still works and can be visited as a museum. Then the Leukbach flows into the Saar.
December 17, 2014
The numerous attractions of Saarburg can be comfortably experienced in about 1.5 hours. A free leaflet can be found in the tourist information. The highlight of the tour, in addition to the Saarburg castle complex, is the imposing waterfall in the center of the town, which is the result of a town planning masterpiece from the 11th or 12th century. It managed the then city rulers not only to divert the Leukbach right through the medieval town. They also recognized the possibilities that offered them the natural, 17 m height difference between Upper Town and Lower Town. By leading the leuk over a rock into a ditch to the Saar using an artificial bed, they were able to harness the power of the water. At the same time, the mills were built in the basin at the foot of the waterfall. With the help of water power, the water wheels of the city mills were operated (today Hackenberger mill) and the electoral mill of 1657 (today Amüseum). Even today, with the help of the waterfall and a turbine, electricity is generated for the lighting of the butter market. The butter market is the pulsating center of Saarburg. The view from the bridge "on the ditch" on the Leukbach and the rows of houses that still rest on mighty oak piles today, owes the butter market the nickname "Saarburg's Little Venice". The Saarburg Old Town on the banks of the Saar enchants with its narrow streets and colorful fisherman's and sailor's houses.
July 13, 2018
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