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Saarbrücken (German pronunciation: [zaːɐ̯ˈbʁʏkən] , French: Sarrebruck [saʁ'bʁyk], Rhine Franconian: Saarbrigge [zɐ̯ːˈbrıgə]) is the capital and largest city of the state of Saarland, Germany. Saarbrücken is Saarland's administrative, commercial and cultural centre. The city is situated next to the French border at the heart of the metropolitan area of Saarland. Saarbrücken was created in 1909 by the merger of three towns, Saarbrücken, St. Johann, and Malstatt-Burbach. It used to be the industrial and transport centre of the Saar coal basin. Products included iron and steel, sugar, beer, pottery, optical instruments, machinery, and construction materials. Historic landmarks in the city include the stone bridge across the Saar (1546), the Gothic church of St Arnual, the 18th-century Saarbrücken Castle, and the old part of the town, the St. Johanner Markt (Sankt Johann market). Twice in the 20th century Saarbrücken was separated from Germany: in 1920–35 as capital of the Territory of the Saar Basin and in 1947–56 as capital of the Saar Protectorate.

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Home to pretty treasures, Saarbrücken is Germany's best kept secret. The nearest major city to Saarbrücken is Mainz. Take a short trip from Saarbrücken and set some time aside to explore the Mainz. Dotted with places like The Main Tower, The Goethe House, Sachsenhausen; it will definitely be a good idea. Also, to reach Saarbrücken, you'll have to take a flight to Mainz; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. Get in the character of the city, this city requires at least of 1 to 2 number of days of exploration.

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Facts and Stats for Saarbrücken*

  • Pollution Statistics in Saarbrücken

    Know the pollution level of Saarbrücken before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 35.71 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 75 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 75 (High)
  • Saarbrücken: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Saarbrücken for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Saarbrücken.

    • Burglary and Theft 40.63 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 31.25 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 31.25 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 28.13 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 25 (Low)
    • Attacks 37.5 (Low)
    • Drug offense 34.38 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 81.25 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 62.5 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 31.25 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 21.88 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 34.38 (Low)
  • Living in Saarbrücken - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 67.77 (High)
    • Climate Index 81.91 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 46.55 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 35 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 91.67 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 16.03 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Saarbrücken

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Saarbrücken

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.12 USD
    • International Movie per seat 11.61 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 49.68 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 101.57 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 84.74 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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