Saarburg (Germany)

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Local Time
04:53 22 Apr 2018

49.61114 N, 6.54997 E

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Saarburg is a Saar River cruise port located in Trier-Saarburg district, Rhineland-Palatinate state of Germany. The city covers a total area of approx 20,36 km2 (7,86 ml2) and has a population of around 7,180 people (2015 census).

  • Saarburg lies on the banks of Saar River a few kilometers upstream from Saar's junction with Moselle River.
  • Saarburg is the seat of "collective municipality" (Verbandsgemeinde) Saarburg. The area around the city is noted for cultivation of Riesling grapes.
  • City's history begins in 964 with the building of the castle (now-ruined) by Graf Siegfried of Luxembourg. It received town charter in 1291. Saarburg has a bell foundry, Glockengießerei Mabilion, that has been in operation since 1770s. As of 2003 it is the only one in Germany making bronze bells.
  • In 1945-1948 Saarburg was occupied by Luxembourg's troops. From July 18, 1946 to June 6, 1947 Onsdorf, in its municipal boundary, formed part of Saar Protectorate. French troops enhanced the occupation until 1955.
  • Famous people born in Saarburg include: Erwin Menny, general lieutenant in World War II  (1893-1949); Marianne Baum, resistance fighter against nazism (1912-1942).

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