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Saarbrücken Castle

The existence of Saarbrücken was first documented in 999 under the name "Castellum Sarabrucca"

Saarbrücken Castle

In the 17th century the castle was rebuilt in the style of the Renaissance, but later destroyed and now only the cellars of this construction remain. In the 18th century Prince Wilhelm Heinrich had his architect Stengel build a new Baroque residence on the same site. Since then the castle has suffered various bouts of destruction and was partially burnt down and reconstructed before being thoroughly and magnificently renovated in 1989. The architect Gottfried Böhm designed a state-of-the-art central block of steel and glass. The castle is now both an administrative centre and a venue for cultural events, conferences and festivities.

  • Opening hours - Castle Information Office
    Mon. - Fri.: 9.00 am - 5.00 pm
    Sat., Sun.: 10 am - 6 pm (Summer opening hours) 
    Sat., Sun.: 10 am - 5 pm (Winter opening hours)
  • Tel.: +49 (0) 6 81 / 5 06-13 13
  • Guided tours
    Sat. and Sun.: 3 pm (free)
    Or by appointment, price: € 20.00 per group
    Tel.: +49 (0) 6 81 / 5 06 6006
  • Admission

Picture gallery

City map and address

Regionalverband Saarbrücken
Schlossplatz 1
66119 Saarbrücken