Saarburg is an ideal starting point for hikes, especially in the colourful autumn and the always mild winter: take a deep breath, let yourself be enchanted by the 2000 year-old, originally Mediterranean culture of enjoyment, and forget everyday life on dream trails such as the Kasteler Felsenpfad.
The hiking destinations are varied, from the tranquillity of forest-lined, winding paths to the lively Mosel metropolis of Trier. The Roman city of Trier, for example, attracts visitors with its many ancient sites or with wine tastings in elegant cellars. The remains of a splendid Roman villa can be discovered in Konz, along with a regionally-renowned open air museum. The Roscheider Hof brings to life everything that formed the very existence of farmers, craftsmen and nobles in days gone by.
Church of Our Lady (Liebfrauenkirche) (UNESCO World Heritage)
Roman Imperial Throne Room (Konstantin-Basilika) (UNESCO World Heritage)
No one can escape the magic of the Kastel-Staadt cultural plateau: A hermitage carved into the rock with the “Elisensitz” viewpoint high above the Saar and an amphitheatre form the perfect setting for romance. Freudenberg also takes you back to an adventurous past with its castle complex and historical circular route.
The heart of Europe beats on the "König-Johann-Runde", a side route of the Moselsteig trail starting at the castle, with views as far out as France and Luxembourg. Hikers will see mighty rock formations, mountain streams and mills.
Starting at Saarburg, even the cooler season with its crisp, fresh air becomes a holiday experience that stirs the mind and soul for a long time to come. After some active days out with healthy exercise, it’s good to retreat into the cosy hospitality of the little town. So many treats for the senses...medieval castles and romantic luxury, wild rocky nature and original craftsmanship, fine wines and plenty of art. In this way, your holiday turns into a special break characterised by quality of life, from the ancient world until today.
See for yourself!