Saarbrücken city life
Saarbrücken has many tourist attractions and landmarks which are worth seeing:
- Saarbrücken Castle ruins
- The stone bridge over the Saar
- St. Johann Basilica and Market
- Saarbrücken Zoo
- Gondwana Prehistoric Museum
- Europa Commercial Galleries
- Saarbrücken Historical Museum
Among the entertaining activities to be undertaken in Saarbrücken, you can find several “escape rooms” with different themes. Saarbrücken’s numerous concert ballrooms, music halls, clubs and pubs offer a fascinating mix of classical and modern alternative music genres.
The city has a very active sports life, with numerous football (soccer) teams, including women and junior groups, as well as a few American football teams. Another favourite sports event is the Grand Prix in badminton, periodically held in Saarbrücken.
International atmosphere in Saarbrücken
Saarbrücken is a widely international city, being situated near the neighbouring French, Luxembourgish and Belgian cities with which it forms a continual metropolis. Saarbrücken has also been an attractive destination for immigrants, gathering sizeable communities of Italian, French, Turkish, Romanian and Polish descent. Additionally, the presence of international students makes Saarbrücken a cosmopolitan place, where most residents speak at least two of the major languages like German, English and French. Moreover, the locals’ receptiveness to foreigners has made the city an example of tolerance and inclusion.
The weather in Saarbrücken is mild and stable, with 86 cm of precipitation annually and temperatures ranging between -2 °C (28 °F) and 2.6 °C (36.7 °F) in January and 12.5 °C (54.5°F) and 25.0 °C (77°F) in July.