Saarbrücken, the capital of Saarland has considerable historical charm. Remnants of its 18th-century heyday as a royal residence under Prince Wilhelm Heinrich are still visible in the baroque town houses and churches designed by his prolific court architect, Friedrich Joachim Stengel. The historic centre around is filled with excellent restaurants and cafes.
There is a wealth of things to do within Saarbrücken, from shopping in the old town or the Europa Galerie to excellent examples of baroque churches such as the Ludwigskirche. Perhaps you would prefer to catch the latest ballet or opera at the Saarlaendisches Staatstheater or hang out with the animals at Saarbruker Zoo. No matter what your preferences are you are bound to find something to do in this beautiful city location.