When Is the Best Time
The Saarburg waterfall is most picturesque in the morning with the perfect light in the back of you. Due to the proximity to France and Luxembourg Saarburg is busy during the weekends with visitors from the neighbouring countries and Germans as well. On Sunday shops are opened this attracts many visitors. The river Saar next to the city and the waterfall is popular for biking. There is a popular well-marked river bike trail 110 km long leading from Sarreguemines to Konz.
Best Months to Visit
Location and Tips
The waterfall is in the wonderful old town center of Saarburg tumbling down more than 20 meters. The waterfall canal makes for a unique experience. Originally the small river Leuk flowed around the town and not through it. It was rerouted in the 13th century to provide the firefighters with water in case of a fire. At the same time mills were built at the foot of the waterfall. Nowadays there is a mill museum. The old town center with the medieval timbered houses and the Saar castle are interesting attractions.
Saarburg is very popular and close to the border of France and Luxembourg. Shops are open on Sundays. You can sit and enjoy a coffee, ice cream or the typical Tarte flambee in one of the many cafes. The city also has castle ruins atop the hillside overlooking the river and surrounding city. You can climb the high tower for a beautiful view.
We visited in the summer on a weekend, and the city was pretty busy. However, we didn't have any trouble finding a place to sit when it was time for a break.
Rental bikes are offered if you like to follow the river for a day. The region is also famous for excellent wine and vineyards.