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There are lots of places of interest in the area around Mettlach. These include the regional capital Saarbrücken - a modern town with a French atmosphere, picturesque lanes and courtyards - and the historical towns of Trier and Saarburg, where you can learn all about the region's turbulent past.
Saarbrücken, the regional capital of the Saarland, is a modern city in the heart of the Saar-Lor-Lux region. Its love of all things French is visible everywhere, in its picturesque lanes and courtyards and in the little bistros and countless restaurants. Exploring this over 1,000 year-old city means discovering the work of Friedrich-Joachim Stengel, the great baroque architect.
The town's history begins around 16 BC when the Romans called it Augusta Treverorum and it is proud of its two thousand year old heritage. Roman emperors, bishops, electors and prominent citizens all left their mark on the town, as can be seen in Trier's magnificent art treasures and unique architectural monuments. The best known is the Porta Nigra, the impressive Roman town gate.
A trip to Saarburg is like taking a journey back in time. The medieval town, whose old quarter is under a preservation order, is idyllically situated in the enchanting countryside along the river Saar. With its pretty half-timbered houses, baroque buildings, fishermen's and tanners' cottages, and the bridges in its "Little Venice" district, Saarburg is a real treat. Other attractions well worth a visit include the historical castle ruins and the bell foundry.
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