Villa Europa Saarbrücken



brief description: 

situated in a beautifully idyllic setting above the city of Saarbrücken, Villa Europa consists of two buildings from different eras, which were arranged at an angle to each other. The centre building, the former Villa Röchling, was built in neo-baroque style in 1913. The second aisle was added in 1950 and used as a retirement home. In 1983, the entire complex was transformed into a boarding school. Today, Villa Europa, which comprises the neo-baroque building, the 1950s annex, as well as the surrounding park, is listed as a historic monument

relevant filming facts

opening times: 
from 09:00 am to 6:00 pm daily
today, the villa houses three institutions: the Franco German University (Deutsch-Französische Hochschule), the Institute of French Studies (Institut d´Études Françaises) and the University of the Saarland´s Central Corporation for Continuing Education (Zentrale Weiterbildungs-GmbH der Universität des Saarlandes)
very good, renovated
interior architecture: 
during the course of restoration works in 2005, the neo-baroque appearance of the two assembly halls and the library in the 1913 building were preserved and revived in terms of colour. The entrance area boasts a generous foyer and a glass porch. The sweeping stair complex was extended to the basement, facilitating direct access to the library repository. In front of the assembly hall on the upper floor, another foyer can be accessed, offering a direct view of the open space in the main entrance area. The wall separating assembly hall and foyer is pierced by a cube, the interpreter´s booth - indispensable for the institutes housed in the villa. The structure of the 1950s annex, which features a multitude of same sized rooms (remnants of the retirement home), has been left intact during the 2005 restoration, lending itself perfectly for the new use of the building (seminar and conference rooms)
Background noise: 
situated in a residential area, above the city of Saarbrücken, the villa is surrounded by a park with a large lawn and an abundance of trees
possible disturbing factors: 
very busy during regular school hours
Space restrictions: 
inside the building, filming of seminar rooms and corridors only
Time restrictions : 
to be discussed
additional facilities for make-up, wardrobe, technical equipment, etc. can be made available upon prior agreement


coming from Saarbrücken on the A620 urban motorway, take the Saarbrücken / St. Arnual / St. Johann / Ost exit (U21). At the roundabout, take the first exit (St. Johann / Ost). At the light, turn left onto An der Römerbrücke and, at the end of the street, make a right onto Straße des 13. Januar. Cross the next larger intersection and continue straight ahead onto Am Kieselhumes, which turns into Kaiserslauterer Straße after the railway underpass. Just before reaching the second light, turn right onto Zweibrücker Straße and, at the end of the street, make a left onto Kohlweg. Coming on the A623 motorway, take the Güterbahnhof / Rodenhof exit and follow the B41 federal highway. After the railway underpass, turn left onto Meerwiesertalweg and follow the course of the road until you see the signposts indicating Deutsch-Französische Hochschule. At the light, turn left onto Waldhausweg. Once you have reached Ilseplatz, turn right, then make an immediate left (circle halfway around Ilseplatz) and another right onto Ilsestraße. At the intersection, turn left onto Scheidter Straße and, at the end of the street (traffic circle), make a right onto Kohlweg.


sanitary facilities: 
parking lot: 
available (spaces for larger sized production vehicles can be made available to a limited degree only)
electricity supply: 
available (regular voltage as well as high voltage)
water supply: 
available (inside as well as outside)


Steffen Conrad