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Saarbrücker Schloss, Saarbrücken, Saarland, Germany
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dieSulzer
N 49° 13.810 E 006° 59.530
32U E 353824 N 5454983
Quick Description: Saarbrücken Castle
Location: Saarland, Germany
Date Posted: 5/18/2012 7:16:02 AM
Waymark Code: WMEEQC
Views: 69

Long Description:
Das Saarbrücker Schloss ist ein barockes Schloss in der saarländischen Landeshauptstadt Saarbrücken. Es befindet sich im Stadtteil Alt-Saarbrücken am linken Ufer der Saar. Am Standort gab es als Vorgängerbauten eine mittelalterliche Burg und ein Renaissance-Schloss.

Derzeit wird das Gebäude als Verwaltungssitz des Regionalverbandes Saarbrücken genutzt.

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First documented in 999 as "castellum Sarabruca", Saarbrücken Castle had by the 13th C become a large and important fortress.
In the 15th and 16th centuries it underwent major extensions before a splendid, four-wing Renaissance castle was built on the site for the counts of Saarbrücken in 1602-1617. Architect Friedrich Joachim Stengel designed the Baroque residence with three wings and gardens in 1738-48.
The historical and architectural monument "Saarbrücker Schloss" was completely restored in the 1980s under the direction of architect Gottfried Böhm.

The castle now serves as the administrative headquarters of the District of Saarbrücken.
Accessibility: Partial access

Condition: Intact

Admission Charge?: no

Website: [Web Link]

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