Discover the sights!

The Mandelbachtal (Literally: Valley of the Almond Stream) , it is said, is the Tuscany of the Saarland. The municipality with its 8 villages lies directly on the French border and in the UNESCO-designated biosphere reserve known as the ‘Bliesgau’, a unique cultural landscape. The villages are surrounded by soft green hills, nature reserves, wild orchard fields and unspoilt forest – Mother Nature at her healthiest!

Cultural sights round and about

  • Romans and Celts: On the trail of the Celts and the Romans in the neighbouring KBR, with excavations and reconstructed Gallic-Roman Settlements. Kulturpark Bliesbrück-Reinheim
  • Römisches Freilichtmuseum (Roman open-air museum) in Schwarzenacker/Homburg
  • Schloßberghöhlen (Mountain caves) in the main district town of Homburg
  • Haus Lochfeld A beautifully restored country villa, now a cultural centre with a beautiful view overlooking the valley.
  • Naturbühne Gräfinthal A unique natural open-air stage in existence since 1932; idyllically situated in the Weiler Gräfinthal near the monastery ruins. Performances from June-August with up to 15 000 visitors.
  • The German Baroque Route: the old town of Blieskastel – a Baroque little treasure
  • Our industrial heritage: a visit to the historical mine at Besucherbergwerk Rischbachstollen
  • A UNESCO World Heritage Site: the former steelworks Völklinger Hütte

Away days

  • 12 km- Saarbrücken (Capital city of the Saarland)
  • 12 km – Sarreguemines in France
  • 80 km – Metz in France
  • 90 km – Luxemburg

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