Historic Old Town of Ottweiler



brief description: 

the first written mention of the name Ottweiler refers to a castle and dates back to 1393. The town of Ottweiler, however, played only a minor role in the Middle Ages. Only in the 16th century did it receive its town charter and the right to hold markets. Its landmark is a fortification tower - a remnant of the ancient town wall which once surrounded Ottweiler. In 1574, a residential palace was built for Count Albrecht of Nassau-Saarbrücken, marking a highlight in local history. Unfortunately, the château was torn down again in 1753. In the late Middle Ages, while residential houses were strung together one after the other along the town wall, representative buildings were erected around Town Hall Square - the ancient Town Hall itself being one of them. Since Ottweiler is rather situated on the outskirts of an area which was to become an important coal and steel producing region, it has perfectly managed, to this day, to preserve its charming idyllic smalltownscape

relevant filming facts

Background noise: 
quiet in the pedestrian zone/heart of the Old Town
Space restrictions: 
to be discussed
Time restrictions : 
to be discussed
upon prior agreement with Mr. Oestreich, additional facilities for make-up, wardrobe, technical equipment, etc. can be made available
Filming experience: 
various productions for the German public broadcaster Saarländischer Rundfunk


coming from Saarbrücken on the A623 motorway going in the direction of Neunkirchen, take the Friedrichsthal exit (1). Turn right onto the A8 motorway going in the direction of Mannheim, Neunkirchen, Karlsruhe. Take the Neunkirchen, Spiesen exit (23) and get onto the B41 federal highway, direction Neunkirchen, Ottweiler, St. Wendel. Continue on the B41 for approx. 3,5 km until reaching a roundabout. Take the right exit, direction Neunkirchen, Ottweiler. At the next roundabout, turn left, direction Ottweiler, St. Wendel. Follow the course of the B41 to the town entrance of Ottweiler
the closest train station is Ottweiler Central Station (Ottweiler Hauptbahnhof)


sanitary facilities: 
available inside Tourist Information Office (street address: Schlosshof 5)
electricity supply: 
can be made available upon request
water supply: 


Steffen Conrad