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.Wikipedia
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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