A guided walking tour is the best way to discover Saarbrücken. Many of the important historic buildings are located in the Alt-Saarbrücken and St. Johann districts: the Ludwigskirche (Ludwig's Church) and Ludwigsplatz, the Schlosskirche (Castle Church) as well as Saarbrücken Castle with the surrounding palace buildings. A short walk across the Alte Brücke (Old Bridge) will take you to the other side of the Saar where the St. Johanner Markt (St. Johanner Market Square) with its cafes and bars, surrounded by period architecture, as well as the Rathaus (Town Hall) and Basilica St. Johann are to be discovered.
Along with its historic sites, the state capital offers many things modern and new – for example, Bahnhofstrasse if you would like to shop or just go for a stroll. All of these places in Saarbrücken are within walking distance of each other.