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Saarbruecken is the capital of the German Federal State of Saarland close to the French-German boarder in the center of the border triangle Saarland - Lorraine (France) - Luxembourg. Being one of the smaller towns in Germany, the city has close to 190.000 inhabitants, but greater Saarbruecken has about 500.000.


Saarbruecken is widely known for its French
flair, the picturesque old part of the city and an
extraordinary cultural life. The Bahnhofstrasse
is the main pedestrian street of the city and
connects the railway station area with the
St. Johanner Markt, the busy marketplace and
pedestrian zone with many restaurants, bistros
and pubs and open air entertainment.


Architectural and cultural attractions of the town
include the Ludwig's Church, the masterpiece of
the Baroque architect F.J. Stengel (1694-1787),
the Castle (Saarbruecker Schloss), the Town Hall (Rathaus) of St. Johann, the State Theatre (Staatstheater) and a variety of museums. Situated
on the banks of the Saar river, Saarbruecken is dominated by its bridges, giving the town its name.


Saarbruecken is also an ideal touring base from which to explore Saarland and its neighbors. Places to visit include the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site "Voelklinger Huette" (steel works), the "Saarschleife" (a beautiful hairpin meander in the Saar river), Mettlach (home to the porcelain manufacturer Villeroy & Boch), Trier with its 2000-year-old roman history, Luxembourg and the French cities Strasbourg, Nancy and Metz.



The 5th ICCG will be held at the Congress hall in downtown Saarbruecken, located on the banks of the Saar river within walking distance (5 minutes) to the railway station, the major hotels and
the pedestrian street. Car parking is provided.



Congress Hall - Saarbruecken

Congress Centrum Saar GmbH
Hafenstraße
66111 Saarbrücken
Phone: +49-681-4180-0
Fax: +49-0681-4180-104



Tourist information:

www.saarbruecken.de
www.kontour.de
www.tourismus.saarland.de