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    UNESCO-Weltkulturerbe Völklinger Hütte
    Völklingen
    UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site Völklingen Ironworks
    The World Cultural Heritage Site at the Völklingen Ironworks is a globally significant industrial monument and a fascinating cultural venue with top-class exhibitions, concerts and events. In 1994, the Völklingen Ironworks became the first industrial site from the heyday of high industrialization to be declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. An important step for UNESCO: industrial culture is recognized as an important heritage of mankind. And an important step for Völklingen and the Saarland: For more than a century, the Völklingen Ironworks has shaped the work and lives of many thousands of people in the region. Through the World Cultural Heritage Site, this culture receives appropriate recognition. The circular route through the UNESCO World Heritage Site, with 7,000 meters of well-signposted paths, takes two to three hours. The multimedia introduction in the sinter plant sends visitors on a journey through time from the beginnings of the Völklingen Ironworks to the present day. From the roof of the ore hall, the view opens up over the town of Völklingen and the active Saarstahl plant. Through the Möllerhalle, the smelter's former raw materials warehouse, the tour continues to the imposing blast furnaces. The ascent to the blast furnace platform at a height of 27 meters is an unforgettable experience. The path continues to the coking plant, where the coal was processed into coke. Here, "Paradise" offers a unique dialogue of industrial culture, nature and art. Where once fire and dust ruled, extraordinary plants now grow. According to the plans of Catherina Countess Bernadotte from the island of Mainau, a landscape garden of 33,000 m² was created with twelve staged garden rooms and the installations of the "UrbanArt Biennale®". The ScienceCenter Ferrodrom® on the lower level of the Möllerhalle is the first ScienceCenter in the SaarLorLux region: Visitors are immersed in the fascinating world of iron and the powerful interplay of fire, water, earth and air, the elements of iron production. 100 exciting experimentation and hands-on stations ensure that there is never a dull moment. Ferrodrom® is the exciting cosmos of iron and steel at the World Cultural Heritage Site at the Völklingen Ironworks.The blower hall is reached via the coal track and the blower walkway. The blower machines, colossuses of iron and steel, generated the wind that was blown into the blast furnaces. The "UNESCO Visitor Center" opens up a new visitor area in the sinter plant. Covering an area of around 1,400 m², the "UNESCO VisitorCenter" offers a programmatic introduction to the World Cultural Heritage Site at the Völklingen Ironworks. Topics include UNESCO's sustainability ideals, the European Route of Industrial Heritage (ERIH), the history of the Völklingen Ironworks, or the cultural position of the Völklingen Ironworks as museum after museum. The most spectacular exhibit is a large interactive functional model that illustrates the technical plant and production processes at the Völklingen Ironworks. Current exhibitions: Until 03.09.23: "JULIAN ROSEFELDT. WHEN WE ARE GONE" is a synthesis of the arts consisting of film, dance, text and music in an exemplary moment and monument of the Anthropocene: a show of works as a retrospective of history and the present, whose sensual power and mental depth of focus will both irritate and fascinate visitors. Virtual tour of the World Cultural Heritage Site at the Völklingen Ironworks on "Google Arts & Culture The drone video of the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site Völklinger Hütte is a production of www.imagefilme.com.
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    Nationalpark Hunsrück-Hochwald
    Nonnweiler
    Hunsrück-Hochwald National Park
    NATIONAL PARK HUNSRÜCK-HOCHWALD - NATURAL WITH HISTORY!Surrounded by the Saar-Hunsrück Nature Park, a fascinating wilderness is being created in the middle of a cultural landscape between the Saarland and Rhineland-Palatinate. Black storks, wild cats, bats as well as various rare insects find a retreat in the Hunsrück-Hochwald National Park. Where nature can unfold freely and without restraint, it also offers people the opportunity to "recharge their batteries". THE MYSTICAL WORLD OF THE CELTSEven the Celts settled in this area. The forest still houses the stone witnesses of this culture: The Celtic Ring Wall in Otzenhausen combines the fascination of nature with the mystical time of the Celts. Whether you prefer to experience nature actively on foot or by bike, want to go on a nature discovery tour together with the whole family or are looking for relaxation from everyday life in nature - the gates of the national park are open to you. HIKING ON THE SAAR-HUNSRÜCK-STEIGWanderers will find well-signposted, eventful hiking trails on the Saar-Hunsrück Climb and the Saar-Hunsrück Dream Loops. The Dollberg loop leads to three outstanding sights: Otzenhausen ring wall, Züscher Hammer and the Nonnweiler dam. The Hubertusrunde, on the other hand, connects wildly romantic stream valleys and the Nonnweiler dam with the eventful forests of the new Hunsrück-Hochwald National Park. Great views round off the overall picture. NATURE EXPERIENCES FOR THE WHOLE FAMILYWhether water fun at Lake Bostal, fast-paced rides on the summer toboggan run at the Peterberg Leisure Center or exciting animal encounters at the Freisen Wildlife Park - nature is the best adventure playground for young and old.You can also find more information about accommodations, sights and events in the Hunsrück-Hochwald National Park on the pages of the Hunsrück-Hochwald National Park Region. EXCELLENT OVERNIGHTYou are in good hands with the partner businesses of the Hunsrück-Hochwald National Park! Partner businesses are restaurants, cafés, vacation apartments and hotels that explicitly identify with the goals of the National Park and have been tested for service quality, regionality and sustainability. The partners will be happy to welcome you, inform you about excursions, events and, of course, the nature of the Hunsrück-Hochwald National Park and spoil you with delicious regional dishes, made from products of the region.
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    Saarbrücker Kasematten
    Saarbrücken
    Saarbrücken casemates
    14 meters below the Schlossplatz, you will be amazed by well-preserved relics of earlier castle and palace complexes of the Saarbrücken Schlossfelsen, the 500-year-old casemates and the mighty underground bastion. The Aufbaugesellschaft Saarbrücker Schloss uncovered this impressive complex between 2003 and 2007 and staged it as an underground museum accessible from the Historisches Museum Saar. From early medieval castle to baroque palace Saarbrücken Castle was first mentioned in a document in 999 under the name "Castellum Sarabruca". Since the early 12th century, the seat of the Counts of Saarbrücken, who continuously expanded the castle, was located on this site. From 1602 to 1617 the castle buildings were demolished and a Renaissance castle was built within the fortified enclosure. This castle was also dismantled in the early 18th century and replaced by a Baroque-style residential castle. Living history Since 2006, visitors have been able to descend a staircase to the remains of the medieval castle complex in a section of the Saar Historical Museum. In addition to the 13th-century Red Tower, visitors can see a late medieval wall section and the 16th-century southeast bastion projecting into the moat, with a cistern enclosed within. Passing an original medieval shooting chamber (15th century), visitors cross a footbridge into the moat and look up at the mighty southwest bastion of the Renaissance castle with its embrasures. At various locations in the moat and in the casemates, audio play scenes, supported by an appealing light show, provide information, for example, about the everyday life of the castle garrison. Replicas of a hooked rifle and a gun on a fortress mount illustrate the military function of the fortifications. Various information modules explain the historical context.
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    UNESCO-Biosphärenreservat Bliesgau
    Blieskastel
    UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Bliesgau
    Extensive scattered orchards and species-rich orchid meadows, old beech forests and an enchanted floodplain landscape are the defining landscape elements of the Bliesgau UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Located directly on the border with France, this gently rolling landscape in the southeast of Saarland is Germany's orchid country. In early summer, almost half of all orchid species found nationwide can be found in the southern Bliesgau. Various large and small habitats interlock here, thus enabling an extraordinarily high structural and species richness. The UNESCO biosphere reserve not only preserves the traditional cultural landscape and the special biodiversity of the region, it is also strongly committed to climate protection and the establishment of regional value chains. Humans have been using the landscape of the Bliesgau UNESCO Biosphere Reserve for thousands of years. With a population density above the national average, it tends to be more urbanized overall compared to other German biosphere reserves. The urban-rural relationship with all its facets, influences and special features is therefore one of the focal points of the biosphere reserve's sustainability claim. A special feature of the region is the diversity of the landscape: different habitats interlock in a small area and provide a home for many rare animal and plant species. Representative for the world network of biosphere reserves are species-rich calcareous semi-arid grasslands, sage-grass meadows and orchards, but also acidic and mesophilic beech forests as well as oak and hornbeam forests. In addition, there is the floodplain landscape of the Blies valley with extensive floodplains, extensively used floodplain meadows, reed beds, tall herbaceous vegetation and floodplain forests. The Bliesgau is home to about 80 percent of the Saarland occurrence of the endangered Little Owl. The golden fritillary butterfly is also particularly common. Almost half of all orchid species found in Germany can be admired on the shell limestone soils. The large-scale nature conservation project "Saar-Blies-Gau/Auf der Lohe" preserves the most valuable natural treasures of the biosphere reserve. The aim of the project is the development of orchid-rich calcareous grasslands and the preservation of biodiversity in extensive grassland areas. As a very old settlement area, the Bliesgau also holds many opportunities for finding traces of Roman and Celtic settlement. And the scenic charm in the south of the region is complemented in the north by the medium-sized town of St. Ingbert with its industrial culture and extensive cultural offerings.
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    Bergehalde Ensdorf mit Saarpolygon
    Ensdorf
    Ensdorf tailings pile with Saarpolygon
    The tailings pile is a symbol of the efficient mining location of Ensdorf, whose beginnings date back to the first half of the 18th century. Since the introduction of a special belt conveyor, the so-called "pipe conveyor", in 1988, the tailings pile has been moving steadily towards the east, so that the structure will develop as planned into an elongated range of heights. Hiking and paragliding As a result of the recultivation of the areas of the tailings pile that have already been filled for three decades, about 30 hectares of the tailings pile area are now grassed over. There are numerous hiking trails leading up to the plateau of the slag heap, which can be easily mastered by older hikers as well as families with small children or baby carriages. However, the continuing path up to the "summit" of the slag heap is not recommended for these population groups. In addition to hikers, the Ensdorf slag heap is also popular with paragliders from all over the region, for whom the slag heap offers an ideal take-off site. Saarpolygon The Saarpolygon, a 30-meter-high walk-through steel monument inaugurated in 2016, commemorates the era of coal mining in the Saarland. The steel structure crowns the tip of the slag heap and is intended to symbolize the region's transformation, as it always appears in a different form depending on the viewer's location. Architects: Katja Pfeiffer and Oliver Sachse, pfeiffer sachse architects. Opening hours Saarpolygon: daily, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.The text on the Ensdorf tailings pile was produced with the kind support of the INTOUS research group at Saarland University of Applied Sciences. The research project INTOUS offers extensive information on all industrial cultural objects in the Saarland.
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    Bostalsee
    Nohfelden
    Bostalsee
    The largest lake in southwest Germany attracts with numerous recreational opportunities: Relaxing on the sandy beach or being active on the water, there is something for everyone here! Lake Bostal is idyllically embedded in the low mountain range landscape of the Saar-Hunsrück Nature Park. With a water surface of 120 hectares and a depth of up to 20 meters, it is one of the largest recreational waters in southwest Germany. Here you can enjoy your freedom at, on or in the water while surfing, sailing and boating, on hiking and biking tours, while fishing, swimming and playing. Two large sandy beaches invite you to swim and dig. Sailing Due to the good wind conditions and the optimal infrastructure, the Bostalsee is well suited for sailing and surfing. The district sailing harbor is equipped with 190 water and 120 land berths for sailboats. This offer is greatly expanded by the Landesverband saarländischer Segler e. V. (LVSS).There are regular lake regattas and both the Saarland Yacht School in Eckelhauser Bucht (Phone: +49 (0)681 3879222) and the S.A.L.T. sailing school (Phone: +49 (0)800 9670796) in the Kreissegelhafen offer various sailing courses at regular intervals. Surfing The surfing base is located on the lakeshore in Gonnesweiler, where 15 storage places for surfboards are available. You can also moor surfboards at the Kreissegelhafen or at the Saarland State Association of Sailors. Surfing is only allowed with a basic surfing license. Fishing The Bostalsee is a popular fishing area due to its good water quality and the large stock of fish. Lake trout, brown trout, rainbow trout, Arctic char, pike perch, pike, eels, carp, tench, roach, catfish, perch and burbot cavort in the Bostalsee. Fishing is possible from various shore zones and from a pedal or rowing boat.
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    Webertal-Alpakas
    Ottweiler
    Webertal-Alpakas
    In 2018, the Webertal Alpacas moved into the picturesquely located grounds in Mainzweiler and have been providing very special moments ever since. Here you can treat yourself to your own personal time-out, where you can simply let your mind wander. During our opening hours (https://webertal-alpakas.de/oeffnungszeiten) you can drop by without any appointment. With an individually booked encounter (https://webertal-alpakas.de/unser-angebot) you have the alpacas all to yourself. Even though the gentle animals do not like to be petted and cuddled, you can get very close to the alpacas and learn a lot of interesting facts about their nature. In the small sales cart you will have the opportunity to be enchanted by the fineness of their fleece and to experience the variety of alpaca products. Our offer Below you will find an overview of our offer. More details and prices can be found on our offer page (https://webertal-alpakas.de/unser-angebot). On our dates page (https://webertal-alpakas.de/freie-termine) you will find free tours and places as well as information about booking the dates. Get to know the alpaca During our opening hours you have the possibility to get to know our alpacas without registration. Depending on the weather and the time of day, you can experience the alpacas in their everyday life. We will answer all your alpaca questions. Depending on the number of visitors and pasture constellation, there is the possibility to go with us to the pastures of the alpacas. Please note: We pay close attention to the well-being of our animals. Access to every herd is not possible at all times. Alpaca Time You will have your own personal alpaca experience in a very private setting. With a walk and time to get to know the alpacas as well as to ask their owners all the questions that you have about the animals, you treat yourself to a time-out from everyday life. Take the time to experience the nature of the animals. Of course you may also take photos. You can choose between a small, normal or large alpaca time. Alpaca evening tour In a small group we usually go on Tuesdays very relaxed in the evening. After a short introduction to the alpacas, we go on a tour through the forest or across the meadow with our gentlemen to end the day with a very special alpaca moment. Stable time Be an alpaca herderman for a morning! - Experience a morning with the alpacas. Over a cup of coffee or tea, we'll have a short alpaca introduction and discuss what's in store for your very own barn time. Then you are already in the middle of it and with it. Whether it's foal weighing, alpaca nursing, a visit to the vet, feeding, pasture & barn care or even an alpaca birth. Depending on the time of year, you can experience all of this and much more and be with us for about 2 to 4 hours. Farm time Come for your very own farm tour! End the day in private while feeding the alpacas in the evening and get to know our alpacas and their everyday life on the farm a little better. Special "Time for two The very special alpaca experience! Experience exclusively 3 to 4 hours for two with the alpacas! On this day you will experience the real everyday life of the alpacas. If by chance the vet should be there or the alpacas need a pedicure or haircut, then you are very close with it! If a little cria (alpaca foal) should tumble exactly at your appointment, then you also experience this very closely and can watch the little one with his first steps. After a guided tour of the farm, you will go for a short or long walk with two alpacas. Afterwards you can enjoy the alpacas all to yourselves with a small snack. Guided tour of the farm During the guided tour you will visit all our alpacas. Depending on the season and weather, you will get to know the alpacas in their shelters or on their pastures and learn all kinds of interesting facts about the alpacas - e.g. why alpacas are not petting animals or why they can't eat everything. Of course there is also time to enjoy the gentle nature of the alpacas or to take pictures. Opening hours https://webertal-alpakas.de/oeffnungszeiten Meeting place https://osm.org/go/0DYSQ65sC?m
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    Stand Up Paddling in Saarbrücken
    Saarbrücken
    Stand Up Paddling in Saarbrücken
    Since 30.05.2020 there is a mobile SUP rental station of Trick17 on the banks of the Saar in Saarbrücken (next to Kulturbiergarten), the station is open all summer in good weather. There are different sizes of Stand Up Paddleboards in stock, starting from kids boards over beginner and touring boards up to the 10.8" Fanatic Fly Air, which carries well and good 150Kg, the boards can be rented for 30min, 1h, 2h or even longer. Our center is located directly on the banks of the Saar next to the Kulturbiergarten (Navi/google maps: Kulturbiergarten Saarbrücken) and is open daily from May to Sep, weather permitting. The opening hours are of course highly dependent on the weather and are published daily on our website. SUP courses:In addition to SUP rental, we also offer a comprehensive Stand Up Paddling course program, the courses are conducted exclusively by trained SUP instructors. Our beginner courses take place at least 2 times a week (more often in the high season), the SUP Kids courses we offer mainly during the summer vacations. In addition, there is also the possibility to book SUP Yoga or SUP Fitness courses, these are held by a certified SUP Yoga instructor. Our course and rental fees include of course a rental board incl. paddle and life jacket. Groups:Especially for groups of 6 people or more, we offer rental as well as our own SUP courses, guiding, tours or company events. The event can take place on the Losheimer See, the Bostalsee, on the Mosel or on the Saar, other places or waters are of course also possible on request. If you are interested, please send a short email to info@trick17-trier.de.
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    Schaumbergturm
    Tholey
    Schaumberg Tower
    The Schaumberg (569 m) is not only the most famous, but also the most historic peak of the Saarland. Today's observation tower was inaugurated in 1976 as a symbol of Franco-German friendship. It has been extensively modernized and is now barrier-free. The "Gipfeltreffen" exhibition inside focuses on Franco-German relations and the history of the Schaumberg. A total of 604 meters above sea level and 37.5 meters of it above ground, the viewing platform of the Schaumberg tower offers a fascinating 360˚ panoramic view of the Saarland and beyond. Further offers of the Schaumberg plateau are an exhibition on climate protection "CoZwo und Co", the Schaumberg-Alm with gastronomy and beer garden, a playground in Celtic-Roman style as well as a wishing tree and the fascinating observation walkway. Tower Run How about a "walk" down the Schaumberg tower? This extraordinary offer can be taken up by the brave or even the daring this year. Because the experience and event pedagogue Fabian Thömmes from Hasborn-Dautweiler makes it possible. With the so-called Tower run one runs downward at the Schaumbergturm. In airy height one lets oneself tilt forward and the vertical thrill starts. A breathtaking 37.5-meter run down the outer wall of the Schaumberg tower can begin. You are secured by a rope. The following requirements must be met in order to participate in the "Tower Run": participants must be at least 16 years old, but minors may also participate with the consent of their parents or guardians. In addition to normal physical fitness, participants should weigh between 50 and 110 kilograms. Dates: Individual dates and registration on request Registrations: Fabian Thömmes, 01523-4197462 or mail to: fabian.thoemmes@gmx.deVon April to October, public tours are offered every first Sunday of the month at 2:00 pm for 2,- € p.p. (plus 1,- € admission). Additionally, group tours and adventure tours for children can be booked for 30,- € (plus 1,- € admission).
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