The Historical Museum Saar offers a varied programme for anyone interested in history and culture.
The museum's exhibition informs visitors extensively about the interesting and versatile history of the German federal state Saarland, spanning the period from 1870 until today. As the region of the river Saar is a borderland between France and Germany, it has certainly had several turmoils to suffer caused by wars and other political interferences. In the course of its history, one can clearly see that there were a lot of alterations brought to the region due to political affairs. Historically speaking, this makes the Saar region even more interesting for spectators of our time as it enables us to delve into the history of an exciting and varied region. The permanent exhibition offers detailed information as well as a versatile range of samples spread over 1500m² (1800yd²) of exhibition space, depicting any era as meticulous as possible and thus creating an atmosphere of vivid history.
History and Architecture
Architecturally, the museum has lots to offer, too. As the museum is a part of Saarbrücker castle, you may not only receive historical facts and dates, but also collect visual impressions of the fortifications, moats and shooting chambers on-site. Visiting the moat is highly recommendable as the old dungeon and, surprisingly enough, a sprawling ball room used to be located here in the past. This extraordinary architectural mixture makes it a must see place when here. In addition, one shouldn't miss taking a glance at the vaults of the casemates, which have been a highlight ever since they were built in the 16th century.
Historical Museum Saar also offers touring exhibitions that cover a permanently changing range of topics. Should you have a particular interest in how to deliver or store history as an abstract good, then the four exhibition rooms, each covering a different topic, will be a delight for you!
How to get there
- Coming from Mannheim, use motorway A6.
- Coming from Koblenz, it's best to take motorway A1.
- Coming from Stuttgart, take motorway A8.
In Talstraße as well as around the castle, there are fee-based parking facilities provided.
On public transport
Travelling by train, the best option is to get off at the central station of Saarbrücken, as the Historical Museum is located not far from there. The bus lines 105 and 108 will first take you towards Eschberg Tilsiter Straße/ Klinikum Saarbrücken. Within 7 minutes, though, you'll arrive at the station 'Schlossplatz'. This is where you need to get off.
If you would rather like to walk from the central station, which is located in the street Am Hauptbahnhof, you first turn right into Viktoriastraße. Keep walking along the street, past Luisen bridge and cross the Eisenbahnstraße, where you arrive at Talstraße. Here you turn left and enter Schlossplatz square after a few metres.
The entire from the central station to the museum will take approximately 15 minutes to walk.
Arriving at the airport Saarbrücken-Ensheim, bus line R10 will take you to the museum from here or alternatively you may take a taxi.