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Overview of Saarland

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State of the Federal Republic of Germany: 1957
Capital: Saarbrücken
English: Saarland
German: Saarland
Saarland location in Germany
Saarland, located in western Germany, is the smallest state in both area and population except for the city states of Berlin, Bremen, and Hamburg. Saarbrücken is the state capital and largest city, while other major cities include Neunkirchen and Saarlouis. During its existence it has belonged to Prussia, Bavaria, France and now Germany. It has the distinction of being the state with the most church affiliated people: Roman Catholics: 57.6%;  Evangelical Protestants: 17.7%; Other or none: 24.6%.


Saarland is bounded by the state of Rhineland-Palatinate to the north and east and by the countries of France to the south and southwest and Luxembourg to the northwest.
Coordinates: 49°22′59″N 6°49′59″E


This area of Germany has changed hands over 200 times in its history. It has belonged to Germany, France, Prussia, the Holy Roman Empire, and others.


Germany has a number of different cultures. Due to its location it has a lot of French influences and is a largely Roman Catholic area of Germany. It has a number of peaceful natural areas including lakes, meandering waterways, forests, wineries, small lovely quaint towns, large modern cities, and it hosts a film festival for German directors. Major cities in Saarland, besides its capital Saarbrücken, are Völklingen, Saarlouis, and Sankt Ingbert. It’s cuisine is a blend of French and German with a love of the potato called Grumbeeren.
  • Wikipedia: Botanischer Garten der Universität des Saarlandes, the university's botanical garden
  • Wikipedia: The Hermann-Neuberger-Sportschule is located next to the Saarland University campus and hosts the Olympiastützpunkt Rheinland-Pfalz/Saarland that is the Olympic Training Center for Rheinland-Pfalz and Saarland.
  • My Germany City: Saarland - Part Of World Cultural Heritage
  • Trip 101: 7 Best Things To Do In Saarbrücken, Germany
  • Tripmondo: Sankt Wendel in Saarland - Destination Guide
  • Google Arts and Culture: Das Saarland
  • The Crazy Tourist: 15 Best Things to Do in Saarbrücken
  • Saarland: the French-German Connection
  • The Culture Trip: 10 Things You Didn't Know About the Saarland, Germany

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They often have local records and have professors who are versed in local lore so can be a wonderful resource and many are multilingual.
  • Wikipedia: Saarland University. Bilingual German and French staff, offers an integrated bilingual (French-German) course for prospective teachers of geography and history
  • CollegeWikipedia: Top Universities in Saarland
  • Wikipedia Category: Universities and colleges in Saarland

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