Start your visit with a guided audio tour of Saarbrücken. Discover the most interesting parts of the city using an MP3 player and a city map. You can stroll around the city at your own pace, pause wherever you like and replay any part of the commentary that you find particularly interesting.
Take a break and have a drink in the oldest and only remaining brewery in Saarbrücken, the Stiefelbräu. In the evening, a typical local menu that includes "Hoorische", "Gefillde" or "Dibbelabbes" is a must.
The Regional History Museum on the Schlossplatz awaits your visit where you can discover the fascinating history of the Saarland. You can also go underground and explore the casemates. The pastry and confectionary specialities available in Café Schubert are popular not only in Saarbrücken, but worldwide. There, you can take a coffee break and enjoy a delicious piece of cake. You'll be spoilt for choice.
Saarbrücken is perfect for shopping. Stroll through the arcades in Bahnhofstraße or along the narrow streets off the St. Johanner market square. Your "Saarbrücker Kohle" shopping voucher should get you a nice small gift. The "Hundert Worte Saarländisch" dictionary, a list of 100 words used in the local dialect, is the perfect accompaniment for your visit to Saarbrücken.