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(German pronunciation: [zaːɐ̯ˈbʁʏkn̩] ( listen), French: Sarrebruck[4] [saʁbʁyk], Rhine Franconian: Saarbrigge [zaːˈbʁɪgə]) is the capital and largest city of the state of Saarland, Germany. Saarbrücken
is Saarland's administrative, commercial and cultural centre. The city is situated next to the French border at the heart of the metropolitan area of Saarland. Saarbrücken
was created in 1909 by the merger of three towns, Saarbrücken, St. Johann, and Malstatt-Burbach. It used to be the industrial and transport centre of the Saar coal basin. Products included iron and steel, sugar, beer, pottery, optical instruments, machinery, and construction materials. Historic landmarks in the city include the stone bridge across the Saar (1546), the Gothic church of St. Arnual, the 18th-century Saarbrücken
Castle, and the old part of the town, the Sankt Johanner Markt (Market of St. Johann). Twice in the 20th century Saarbrücken
was separated from Germany: in 1920–35 as capital of the Territory of the Saar Basin and in 1947–56 as capital of the Saar Protectorate.


1 Toponymy

1.1 Briga (rock) 1.2 Brucca (ford) 1.3 Bruco (swamp)

2 History

2.1 Roman Empire 2.2 Middle Ages to 18th century 2.3 19th century 2.4 20th century

2.4.1 World War II 2.4.2 After World War II

3 Geography

3.1 Climate 3.2 Region

4 Demographics 5 Infrastructure

5.1 Science and Education

6 Sport 7 International relations

7.1 Twin towns – Sister cities

8 Notable people

8.1 Honorary citizens

9 Gallery 10 References 11 External links

Toponymy[edit] In modern German, Saarbrücken
literally translates to Saar bridges (Brücken is the plural of Brücke), and indeed there are about a dozen bridges across the Saar river. However, the name actually predates the oldest bridge in the historic center of Saarbrücken, the Alte Brücke, by at least 500 years.[wp 1] The name Saar stems from the Celtic word sara (streaming water), and the Roman name of the river, saravus.[5] However, there are three theories about the origin of the second part of the name Saarbrücken. Briga (rock)[edit] The most popular theory states that the historical name of the town, Sarabrucca, derived from the Celtic word briga (hill, or rock, big stone[5]), which became Brocken (can mean rock or boulder) in High German. The castle of Sarabrucca was located on a large rock by the name of Saarbrocken overlooking the river Saar.[6] Brucca (ford)[edit] A minority opinion holds that the historical name of the town, Sarabrucca, derived from the Old High German
High German
word Brucca(in German), meaning bridge, or more precisely a Corduroy road, which was also used in fords. Next to the castle, there was a ford allowing land-traffic to cross the Saar.[7] Bruco (swamp)[edit] A mostly rejected theory claims that the historical name of the town, Sarabrucca, derived from the Germanic word bruco (swamp, marsh). There is an area in St Johann called Bruchwiese (wiese meaning meadow), which used to be swampy before it was developed, and there were flood-meadows along the river, and those are often marshy. However, the Saarbrücken
area was first settled by Celts
and not by Germanic peoples.[wp 1] History[edit] Roman Empire[edit]

Ruins of the Roman camp Römerkastell

In the last centuries BC, the Mediomatrici
settled in the Saarbrücken area.[8] When Julius Caesar conquered Gaul in the 1st century BC, the area was incorporated into the Roman Empire.

The Mithras shrine at Halberg hill

From the 1st century AD to the 5th century,[9] there was the Gallo-Roman settlement called vicus Saravus west of Saarbrücken's Halberg hill,[10] on the roads from Metz
to Worms and from Trier
to Strasbourg.[7] Since the 1st or 2nd century AD,[7] a wooden bridge, later upgraded to stone,[6] connected vicus Saravus with the south-western bank of the Saar, today's St Arnual, where at least one Roman villa
Roman villa
was located.[11] In the 3rd century AD, a Mithras shrine was built in a cave in Halberg hill, on the eastern bank of the Saar river, next to today's old "Osthafen" harbor,[12] and a small Roman camp was constructed at the foot of Halberg hill[10] next to the river.[9] Toward the end of the 4th century, the Alemanni
destroyed the castra and vicus Saravus, removing permanent human presence from the Saarbrücken
area for almost a century.[7] Middle Ages to 18th century[edit] See also: History of Saarbrücken
Castle The Saar area came under the control of the Franks
towards the end of the 5th century. In the 6th century, the Merovingians gave the village Merkingen, which had formed on the ruins of the villa on the south-western end of the (in those times still usable) Roman bridge, to the Bishopric of Metz. Between 601 and 609, Bishop Arnual founded a community of clerics, a Stift, there. Centuries later the Stift, and in 1046 Merkingen, took on his name, giving birth to St Arnual.[7] The oldest documentary reference to Saarbrücken
is a deed of donation from 999, which documents that Emperor Otto III gave the "castellum Sarabrucca" ( Saarbrücken
castle) to the Bishops of Metz. The Bishops gave the area to the Counts of Saargau as a fief.[7] By 1120, the county of Saarbrücken
had been formed and a small settlement around the castle developed. In 1168, Emperor Barbarossa ordered the slighting of Saarbrücken
because of a feud with Count
Simon I. The damage cannot have been grave, as the castle continued to exist.[13] In 1321/1322[6] Count
Johann I of Saarbrücken-Commercy gave city status to the settlement of Saarbrücken
and the fishing village of St Johann on the opposite bank of the Saar, introducing a joint administration and emancipating the inhabitants from serfdom.[8] From 1381 to 1793 the counts of Nassau- Saarbrücken
were the main local rulers. In 1549, Emperor Charles V prompted the construction of the Alte Brücke (old bridge) connecting Saarbrücken
and St Johann. At the beginning of the 17th century, Count
Ludwig II ordered the construction of a new Renaissance-style castle on the site of the old castle, and founded Saarbrücken's oldest secondary school, the Ludwigsgymnasium. During the Thirty Years' War, the population of Saarbrücken
was reduced to just 70 by 1637, down from 4500 in 1628. During the Franco-Dutch War, King Louis XIV's troops burned down Saarbrücken
in 1677, almost completely destroying the city such that just 8 houses remained standing.[8] The area was incorporated into France
for the first time in the 1680s. In 1697 France
was forced to relinquish the Saar province, but from 1793 to 1815 regained control of the region.

The Ludwigskirche
(Ludwig Church)

During the reign of Prince William Henry from 1741 to 1768, the coal mines were nationalized and his policies created a proto-industrialized economy, laying the foundation for Saarland's later highly industrialized economy. Saarbrücken
was booming, and Prince William Henry spent on building and on infrastructure like the Saarkran river crane (1761), far beyond his financial means. However, the famous baroque architect Friedrich Joachim Stengel created not only the Saarkran, but many iconic buildings that still shape Saarbrücken's face today, like the Friedenskirche (Peace Church), which was finished in 1745, the Old City Hall (1750), the catholic St. John's Basilica (1754), and the famous Ludwigskirche
(1775), Saarbrücken's landmark.[8] 19th century[edit]

Lulustein in 1871, commemorating Prince Louis Bonaparte's first cannon shot

In 1793, Saarbrücken
was captured by French revolutionary troops and in the treaties of Campo Formio and Lunéville, the county of Saarbrücken
was ceded to France.[8] After 1815 Saarbrücken
became part of the Prussian Rhine Province. The office of mayor Saarbrücken
administrated the urban municipalities Saarbrücken
and St Johann, and the rural municipalities Malstatt, Burbach, Brebach, and Rußhütte. The coal and iron resources of the region were developed: in 1852, a railway connecting the Palatine Ludwig Railway with the French Eastern Railway was constructed, the Burbach ironworks started production in 1856, beginning in 1860 the Saar up to Ensdorf was channeled, and Saarbrücken
was connected to the French canal network.[8] At the start of the Franco-Prussian War, Saarbrücken
was the first target of the French invasion force which drove off the Prussian vanguard and occupied Alt- Saarbrücken
on 2 August 1870. Oral tradition has it that 14-year-old French Prince Napoléon Eugène Louis Bonaparte fired his first cannon in this battle, an event commemorated by the Lulustein memorial in Alt-Saarbrücken. On 4 August 1870 the French left Saarbrückenand, driven away towards Metz
in the Battle of Spicheren
Battle of Spicheren
on 6 August 1870. 20th century[edit] In 1909 the cities of Saarbrücken, St Johann und Malstatt-Burbach merged and formed the major city of Saarbrücken
with a population of over 100,000. During World War I, factories and railways in Saarbrücken
were bombed. The Royal Naval Air Service
Royal Naval Air Service
raided Saarbrücken
with 11 DH4s on October 17, 1917, and a week later with 9 HP11s.[14] The Royal Flying Corps
Royal Flying Corps
raided Saarbrücken's railway station with 5 DH9s on July 31, 1918, on which occasion one DH9 crashed near the town centre.[15] Saarbrücken
became capital of the Saar territory established in 1920. Under the Treaty of Versailles
Treaty of Versailles
(1919), the Saar coal mines were made the exclusive property of France
for a period of 15 years as compensation for the destruction of French mines during the First World War. The treaty also provided for a plebiscite, at the end of the 15-year period, to determine the territory's future status, and in 1935 more than 90% of the electorate voted for reunification with Germany, while only 0.8% voted for unification with France. The remainder wanted to rejoin Germany
but not while the Nazis were in power. This "status quo" group voted for maintenance of the League of Nations' administration. In 1935, the Saar territory rejoined Germany and formed a district under the name Saarland. World War II[edit] Saarbrücken
was heavily bombed in World War II.[16] In total 1,234 people (1.1 percent of the population) in Saarbrücken
were killed in bombing raids 1942-45.[17] 11,000 homes were destroyed and 75 percent of the city left in ruins. The Royal Air Force raided Saarbrücken
at least 10 times. Often employing area bombing, the Royal Air Force used total of at least 1495 planes to attack Saarbrücken, killing a minimum of 635 people and heavily damaging more than 8400 buildings, of which more than 7700 were completely destroyed, thus dehousing more than 50,000 people.[16] The first major raid on Saarbrücken
was done by 291 aircraft of the Royal Air Force on July 29, 1942, targeting industrial facilities. Losing 9 aircraft, the bombers destroyed almost 400 buildings, damaging more than 300 others, and killed more than 150 people.[18] On August 28, 1942, 113 Royal Air Force planes raided Saarbrücken
doing comparably little damage due to widely scattered bombing.[18] After the Royal Air Force mistakenly bombed Saarlouis
instead of Saarbrücken
on September 1, 1942, it raided Saarbrücken
with 118 planes on September 19, 1942, causing comparably little damage as the bombing scattered to the west of Saarbrücken
due to ground haze.[18] There were small raids with 28 Mosquitos[18] on April 30, 1944, with 33 Mosquitos[18] on June 29, 1944, and with just 2 Mosquitos[18] on July 26, 1944. At the request of the American Third Army, the Royal Air Force massively raided Saarbrücken on October 5, 1944, in order to destroy supply lines, especially the railway. The 531 Lancasters and 20 Mosquitos achieved these goals, but lost 3 Lancasters and destroyed large parts of Malstatt and nearly all of Alt-Saarbrücken.[18] From January 13 to January 14, the Royal Air Force raided Saarbrücken
three times, targeting the railway yard. The attacks with 158, 274, and 134 planes, respectively, were very effective.[18] The 8th US Air Force raided Saarbrücken
at least 16 times, from October 4, 1943, to November 9, 1944. Targeting mostly the marshalling yards, a total of at least 2387 planes of the 8th. USAF killed a minimum of 543 people and heavily damaged more than 4400 buildings, of which more than 700 were completely destroyed, thus depriving more than 2300 people of shelter.[16] Donald J. Gott and William E. Metzger, Jr. were posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for their actions during the bombing run on November 9, 1944.

Machine-gun emplacement of a bunker. Saarbrücken, 1940.

M24, donated by veterans of the 70th US-Infantry, facing ruins of fortifications at Spicheren

On the ground, Saarbrücken
was defended by the 347. Infanterie-Division commanded by Wolf-Günther Trierenberg
Wolf-Günther Trierenberg
in 1945.[19] The US 70th Infantry Division was tasked with punching through the Siegfried Line
Siegfried Line
and taking Saarbrücken. As the fortifications were unusually strong, it first had to take the Siegfried Line
Siegfried Line
fortifications on the French heights near Spicheren overlooking Saarbrücken. This Spichern-Stellung had been constructed in 1940 after the French had fallen back on the Maginot Line
Maginot Line
during the Phoney War. The 276th Infantry Regiment attacked Forbach
on February 19, 1945, and a fierce battle ensued, halting the American advance at the rail-road tracks cutting through Forbach
on February 22, 1945.[20] The 274th and 275th Infantry Regiments took Spicheren
on February 20, 1945.[20] When the 274th Infantry Regiment captured the Spicheren
Heights[20] on February 23, 1945, after a heavy battle on the previous day, the Germans counter-attacked for days, but by February 27, 1945, the heights were fully under American control.[21] A renewed attack on March 3, 1945, allowed units of the 70th Infantry Division to enter Stiring-Wendel
and the remainder of Forbach. By March 5, 1945, all of Forbach
and major parts of Stiring-Wendel
had been taken. However, fighting for Stiring-Wendel, especially for the Simon mine, continued for days.[20] After the German defenders of Stiring-Wendel
fell back to Saarbrücken on March 12 and 13, 1945,[22] the 70th Infantry Division still faced a strong segment of the Siegfried Line, which had been reinforced[23] around Saarbrücken
as late as 1940. After having the German troops south of the Saar fall back across the Saar at night, the German defenders of Saarbrücken
retreated early on March 20, 1945. The 70th Infantry Division flanked Saarbrücken
by crossing the Saar north-west of Saarbrücken. The 274th Infantry Regiment entered Saarbrücken
on March 20, 1945, fully occupying it the following day, thus ending the war for Saarbrücken.[22] After World War II[edit] In 1945, Saarbrücken
temporarily became part of the French Zone of Occupation. In 1947, France
created the nominally politically independent Saar Protectorate and merged it economically with France in order to exploit the area's vast coal reserves. Saarbrücken
became capital of the new Saar state. A referendum in 1955 came out with over two thirds of the voters rejecting an independent Saar state. The area rejoined the Federal Republic of Germany
on 1 January 1957, sometimes called Kleine Wiedervereinigung (little reunification). Economic reintegration would, however, take many more years. Saarbrücken became capital of the Bundesland (federal state) Saarland. After the administrative reform of 1974, the city had a population of more than 200,000.

Saarkran, reconstructed next to William-Henry-Bridge in 1991

From 1990 to 1993, students and an arts professor from the town first secretly, then officially, created an invisible memorial to Jewish cemeteries. It is located on the fore-court of the Saarbrücken Castle. On March 9, 1999 at 4:40am, there was a bomb attack on the controversial Wehrmachtsausstellung
exhibition next to Saarbrücken Castle, resulting in minor damage to the Volkshochschule building housing the exhibition and the adjoining Schlosskirche church; this attack, fortunately, did not cause any injuries.[24] Geography[edit] Climate[edit] Climate in this area has mild differences between highs and lows, and there is adequate rainfall year-round. The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Cfb" (Marine West Coast Climate/Oceanic climate).[25]

Climate data for Saarbrücken

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year

Average high °C (°F) 2.6 (36.7) 4.6 (40.3) 8.5 (47.3) 12.7 (54.9) 19.2 (66.6) 20.2 (68.4) 25.0 (77) 25.7 (78.3) 19.8 (67.6) 13.5 (56.3) 7.1 (44.8) 3.6 (38.5) 12.8 (55)

Average low °C (°F) −2 (28) −1.3 (29.7) 1.1 (34) 3.9 (39) 7.8 (46) 10.8 (51.4) 12.5 (54.5) 12.4 (54.3) 9.8 (49.6) 6.2 (43.2) 1.6 (34.9) −1 (30) 5.2 (41.4)

Average precipitation mm (inches) 69 (2.72) 59 (2.32) 66 (2.6) 60 (2.36) 81 (3.19) 83 (3.27) 72 (2.83) 73 (2.87) 62 (2.44) 71 (2.8) 84 (3.31) 83 (3.27) 863 (33.98)

Average precipitation days 13 10 12 11 12 11 9 10 9 10 12 12 130

Average rainy days 12.2 9.8 11.3 10.0 11.0 11.3 9.3 8.5 9.4 11.2 11.7 12.7 128.4

Average relative humidity (%) 88 83 77 71 71 72 70 73 78 84 87 88 79

Mean monthly sunshine hours 44 77 119 171 201 214 234 212 153 100 48 34 1,607

Source #1: Wetterkontor [26]

Source #2: Deutscher Wetterdienst [27] World Weather Information Service [28]

Region[edit] Some of the closest cities are Trier, Luxembourg, Nancy, Metz, Kaiserslautern, Karlsruhe
and Mannheim. Saarbrücken
is connected by the city's public transport network to the town of Sarreguemines
in France, and to the neighboring town of Völklingen, where the old steel works were the first industrial monument to be declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO
in 1994 — the Völklinger Hütte.


Largest groups of foreign residents[29]

Country of birth Population (2014)

 Italy 3,851

 France 2,292

 Turkey 2,245

 Romania 1,555

 Poland 1,000

Infrastructure[edit] The city is served by Saarbrücken
Airport (SCN), and since June 2007 ICE high speed train services along the LGV Est
line provide high speed connections to Paris
from Saarbrücken
Hauptbahnhof. Saarbrücken's Saarbahn
(modelled on the Karlsruhe
model light rail) crosses the French–German border, connecting to the French city of Sarreguemines. Science and Education[edit] Saarbrücken
is also the home of the main campus of Saarland University (Universität des Saarlandes). Co-located with the University are several research centres including:

the Max Planck Institute for Informatics, the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems, the Helmholtz Institute for Pharmaceutical Research Saarland (HIPS),[30] the Fraunhofer Institute for Non-destructive Testing, the German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence, the Center for Bioinformatics, the Europa-Institut, the Korea Institute of Science and Technology Europe Research Society, the Leibniz Institute for New Materials (INM), and the Intel
Visual Computing Institute,[31] the Center for IT-Security, Privacy, and Accountability (CISPA),[32] the Society for Environmentally Compatible Process Technology, the Institut für Angewandte Informationsforschung for applied linguistics, several institutes focusing on transfer of technology between academia and companies, and the Science Park Saar startup incubator.

The Saarland
University also has a Centre Juridique Franco-Allemand, offering a French and a German law degree program. The Botanischer Garten der Universität des Saarlandes (a botanical garden) was closed in 2016 due to budget cuts. Furthermore, Saarbrücken
houses the administration of the Franco-German University
Franco-German University
(Deutsch-Französische Hochschule), a French-German cooperation of 180 institutions of tertiary education mainly from France
and Germany
but also from Bulgaria, Canada, Spain, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Great Britain, Russia and Switzerland, which offers bi-national French-German degree programs and doctorates as well as tri-national degree programs. Saarbrücken
houses several other institutions of tertiary education as well:

the University of Applied Sciences Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft des Saarlandes, the University of Arts Hochschule der Bildenden Künste Saar, the University of Music Hochschule für Musik Saar, and the private Fachhochschule for health promotion and physical fitness Deutsche Hochschule für Prävention und Gesundheitsmanagement

also houses a Volkshochschule. With the end of coal mining in the Saar region, Saarbrücken's Fachhochschule for mining, the Fachhochschule für Bergbau Saar, was closed at the beginning of the 21st century. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Trier's Katholische Hochschule für Soziale Arbeit, a Fachhochschule for social work, was closed in 2008 for cost cutting reasons. The Saarland's Fachhochschule for administrative personnel working for the government, the Fachhochschule für Verwaltung des Saarlandes, was moved from Saarbrücken
to Göttelborn in 2012. Saarbrücken
houses several institutions of primary and secondary education. Notable is the Saarland's oldest grammar school, the Ludwigsgymnasium, which was founded in 1604 as a latin school. The building of Saarbrücken's bi-lingual French-German Deutsch-Französisches Gymnasium, founded in 1961 and operating as a laboratory school under the Élysée Treaty, also houses the École française de Sarrebruck et Dilling, a French primary school which offers bi-lingual German elements. Together with several Kindergartens offering bi-lingual French-German education, Saarbrücken
thus offers a full bi-lingual French-German formal education. Sport[edit] The city is home to several different teams, most notable of which is association football team based at the Ludwigsparkstadion, 1. FC Saarbrücken, which also has a reserve team and a women's section. In the past a top-flight team, twice the country's vice-champions, and participant in European competitions, the club draws supporters from across the region. Lower league SV Saar 05 Saarbrücken
is the other football team in the city. The Saarland
Hurricanes are one of the top American football
American football
teams in the country, with its junior team winning the German Junior Bowl in 2013. Various sporting events are held at the Saarlandhalle, most notable of which was the badminton Bitburger Open Grand Prix Gold, part of the BWF Grand Prix Gold and Grand Prix tournaments, held in 2013 and 2012. International relations[edit]

Tbilisser Platz, Saarbrücken
named after Tbilisi, Georgia

is a fellow member of the QuattroPole union of cities, along with Luxembourg, Metz, and Trier
(formed by cities from three neighbouring countries: Germany, Luxembourg and France). Twin towns – Sister cities[edit] See also: List of twin towns and sister cities in Germany Saarbrücken
is twinned with:

Cottbus, Germany[33][34] Nantes, France[33] Tbilisi, Georgia[33][35]

has a Städtefreundschaft (city friendship) with:

Diriamba, Nicaragua

Some boroughs of Saarbrücken
are also twinned:

Borough Twinned with


Duttweiler, a borough of Neustadt an der Weinstraße, Germany[wp 2][wp 3] Saint-Avold, France[wp 4]


Coucy-le-Château-Auffrique, France[wp 4]

Notable people[edit]

Peter Altmeier

Edmond Pottier (1855-1934), French art historian and archaeologist Carl Röchling
Carl Röchling
(1855-1920), painter and illustrator Peter Kurtz (1881–1977), native of Saarbrücken; introduced the music of Peer Gynt
Peer Gynt
to America Walther Poppelreuter
Walther Poppelreuter
(1886-1939), neurologist and psychiatrist Alfred Sturm
Alfred Sturm
(1888-1962), German general lieutenant in the Second World War Margot Benary-Isbert (1889-1979), author Hans Wagner (1896-1967), German general lieutenant in the Second World War Peter Altmeier
Peter Altmeier
(1899-1977), politician Max Ophüls (1902–1957), film director Wolfgang Staudte
Wolfgang Staudte
(1906–1984), film director Walter Schellenberg
Walter Schellenberg
(1910–1952), Senior German SS officer (head of Foreign intelligence)

Gerhard Schröder in 1980

Gerhard Schröder (1910–1989), politician (CDU) Otto Steinert (1915–1978), photographer Frédéric Back
Frédéric Back
(1924–2013), Canadian animator Michel Antoine (1925–2015), French historian Frederic Vester (1925–2003), biochemist Hannelore Baron
Hannelore Baron
(1926–1987), collage and assemblage artist, emigrated to the United States in 1941 Sandra Cretu
Sandra Cretu
(born 1962), singer Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
(born 1963), tennis player Nicole (born 1964), singer Manfred Trenz (born 1965), game designer Saskia Vester (born 1959), actress and author

Honorary citizens[edit]

Willi Graf (1918–1943), member of the White Rose
White Rose
resistance group Tzvi Avni
Tzvi Avni
(born Hermann Jakob Steinke, 1927), Israeli composer[38]


Friedenskirche, seen from Ludwigsplatz

St. John's Basilica

The Wilhelm-Heinrich-Bridge with the reconstructed Saarkran river crane

The Alte Brücke (Old Bridge)

The Staatstheater (theatre)

The Saarbahn

The campus of the Saarland

The Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz (DFKI), the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence

The central station

The Saarbrücken

Saarbrücken, Harbour Road




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Capitals of area states

(Saxony) Düsseldorf
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(Lower Saxony) Kiel
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(Württemberg-Hohenzollern, 1949–1952)

1 Unlike the mono-city states Berlin
and Hamburg, the State of Bremen consists of two cities, thus state and capital are not identical.

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Towns and municipalities in Saarbrücken

Friedrichsthal Großrosseln Heusweiler Kleinblittersdorf Püttlingen Quierschied Riegelsberg Saarbrücken Sulzbach Völklingen

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