Saarbrücken

Mithraism, a mystery-cult religion celebrating Mithra, the Persian divinity of light, dates back to the Roman Empire. Religious practice was centred around a cave, the mithraeum.

remnant of an industrial past, the cone-shaped Lydia heap bears witness to the mining history so closely tied to the Saarland.

On the eastern slope of St. Arnual, the lower, the middle and the upper path run pituresquely up to a beautiful viewpoint.

Initially founded in 1873 by a smelting engineer in the town of Völklingen/Saarland, the Völklinger Hütte (Völklingen Ironworks) was in operation for more than a century.

the former coal mine started operations in 1963. At the time, it was the most modern coal mine in the world. Shut down in 2005, it is today under preservation order.

when the Göttelborn coal mine was founded in 1887, 13 miners, supervised by an overman and a mine inspector, went to work.

Next to the former Velsen coal mine, in a variegated sandstone slope, 30 meters high, face lines of a total length of 700 meters were driven onto 3 levels and technically set up in such a way that the underground area and equipment exactly resemble the environment and infrastructure of a coal mine.

The Maybach miner's settlement was established from 1901 to, respectively, 1905 and 1910.

this modern cogeneration plant supplies large parts of Saarbrücken with electricity and long-distance heating.

quirky beverage mart, situated in a former print shop, in the Nauwieser quarter of Saarbrücken. Shop window and entrance date from the 1960s, the interior goes as far back as the 19th century.

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