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Cheap flights to Saarland

Saarland is one of the 16 federal states of Germany. It is located west of the country and forms part of the German border with France and Luxembourg. It is the smallest of the country’s regions, with a population of around one million. Its capital city is Saarbrücken. Saarland thrives in coal deposits and large-scale industrial utilisation, and is a member of SaarLorLux, a euroregion created from Saarland, Lorraine, Luxembourg, Rhineland-Palatinate and Wallonia.

The region is divided into six districts: Merzig-Wadern, Neunkirchen, Saarbrücken, Saarlouis, Saarpfalz, and Sankt Wendel.

Visit Völklinger Hütte and marvel in its futuristic and dystopian charm, with its ironworks dating back from 1873. See the entire rusty ensemble from the top of the 45m-blast furnace, as well as modern artworks. Visit three museums for free at the Kreisständehaus which offer a variety of collection. Saarland Museum has millennium’s worth of artefacts and artworks from southwest Germany and the Alsace and Lorraine regions of France; Museum für Vor-und Frühgeschichte features a gold jewellery discovered in the tomb of a Celtic princess, among others; and see religious art in Museum in der Schlosskirche. Saarland is also a great place to eat. A delicious mixture of German and French flavours and styles, try out some of their best delicacies including Dibbelabbes, a potato soufflé with bacon; Kappes und Grumbeere, white cabbage and potatoes; Gequellde, potatoes cooked in their skin; Gefilde, dumplings in creamy bacon gravy; and Ringelweck, a snack with Lyoner (a ring of pork sausage) in its traditional ringel form. Drink festivals are prevalent in the region, too. There’s a great cider offered in Merzig and is honoured at the Viez Festival and an entire wine festival.

How to get around within Saarland

Travelling by train is considered as the most convenient, reliable, and stress-free way of going to and around Saarland. You can rent a bicycle from Der Fahrradladen, in the courtyard at Café Kostbar.

Reliable companies like Avis, Hertz, and a couple more others offer car rentals. Saarland is well-connected to major motorways. Just bring a map with you and you’re good to go.

How to get there

Saarbrücken Airport is a minor international airport in Saarbrücken. It is located approximately 10 miles (17km) from the city centre. The airport serves as the main gateway to the region. It offers commercial passenger flights to major cities across Germany. It is served by Air Berlin, the second-busiest carrier in the country. Luxair, the flag carrier of Luxembourg, also has flights to Saarbrücken. Both carriers offer direct flights to Berlin Tegel Airport, which has direct connections to more than 100 destinations worldwide. Other airports in and near the region are Ensheim (Saarbrücken), Zweibrücken, and Frankfurt-Hahn Airport.

From the Saarbrücken Airport, there’s public bus transportation available via the R10 line, which goes directly to the city. Regional rail services also connect the city to other places within and outside Saarland. The ICE Network, Europe’s intercity high-speed trains, also provides long-distance direct access to and from other cities in Germany, France, and other neighbouring countries.  

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