Frankfurt & Southern Rhineland

The star at Friedrich Joachim Stengel’s handsome Ludwigsplatz, flanked by stately baroque town houses, is his architectural masterpiece, Ludwigskirche. A Protestant church built in 1775 and rebuilt after its destruction in WWII, it sports a facade festooned with biblical figures and a brilliant white interior with stylish stucco decoration.

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1. Museum in der Schlosskirche

0.25 MILES

Inside a desanctified late-Gothic church, the Museum in der Schlosskirche features religious art from the 13th to 19th centuries. Highlights include the…

2. Museum für Vor- und Frühgeschichte

0.25 MILES

The standout exhibit at this museum covering the Romans, the Celts and their predecessors is resplendent gold jewellery from around 400 BC, discovered in…

3. Schlossplatz

0.26 MILES

Crossing the Saar River via the footbridge Alte Brücke takes you to the Stengel-designed baroque Schlossplatz, around which you’ll find the city’s…

4. Alte Sammlung

0.26 MILES

The Saarland Museum’s Alte Sammlung ('old collection') displays a millennium’s worth of paintings, porcelain, tapestries and sculptures from southwest…

5. Historisches Museum Saar

0.32 MILES

The Saarbrücker Schloss’ basement and a modern annex house the well-designed Museum of Regional History. The section covering Saarland from 1870 to the…

6. St Johanner Markt

0.46 MILES

The heart of Saarbrücken, historic St Johanner Markt is a long, narrow public square anchored by an ornate fountain designed by Friedrich Joachim Stengel…

7. Basilika St Johann

0.53 MILES

This dazzlingly baroque Catholic church, designed by Friedrich Joachim Stengel and completed in 1758, wows you with its gleaming gold altars, pulpit,…

8. Moderne Galerie

0.58 MILES

One of Saarland’s cultural highlights, the Saarland Museum’s Moderne Galerie covers European art from the late 1800s to the present, and is especially…