Saarbrücken City Hall (Rathaus St. Johann)



brief description: 

Saarbrücken´s neo-Gothic city hall was designed by Georg J. von Hauberisser, the architect who was also responsible for the construction of the city halls in Munich and Wiesbaden. Dominated by a tower which measures 54 metres in height, Saarbrücken´s Rathaus St. Johann was built between 1897 and 1900. The building´s ornate façade, which has been authentically preserved, is adorned with sandstone figures that represent various trades of the past. Amongst others, you can find the statues of a miner, a smelter, a farmer, a brewer, a merchant, and a tanner. Saarbrücken´s city hall was complemented by several annexes in the years 1922, 1935, and 1996

relevant filming facts

city hall
very good
interior architecture: 
neo-Gothic architecture in the oldest part of the main building, including an imposing staircase, a historic ballroom, an accessible tower, balconies, jutties, and a cellar with a restaurant and a small theatre. The annex which was added in the 1920s houses a modernised council chamber. Offices and conference rooms are situated inside the new building
Background noise: 
possible road traffic noise as the main building is situated on a busy intersection
Space restrictions: 
to be discussed
Time restrictions : 
to be discussed
city hall is situated in close proximity to St. Johanner Markt (St. John´s Square) with numerous restaurants, snack-bars, cafés, etc.
upon prior agreement, various office spaces can be made available for make-up, wardrobe, technical equipment, etc.


approx. 3 minutes from the A620 motorway. Wilhelm-Heinrich Brücke exit, going downtown, following the direction of City. Rathaus St. Johann is situated across the street from Johanneskirche (St. John´s Church - also featured in the Location Guide)


sanitary facilities: 
parking lot: 
available in the city hall parking garage; additional spaces available in the inner courtyard
electricity supply: 
water supply: 


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