Monday, October 26, 2015

Metlach, Gemany

Metlach is a small city of about 12,000 located on the Saar River in Saarland, Germany. It is about a one to two hour drive northwest of Saarbrucken and about 30 kilometers south of Trier. Metlach is just south of a hairpin bend in the Saar River. It is the home of several outlet stores, including Birkenstock. It is also the home of Villeroy and Bosch, a major manufacturer of porcelain products. It is a fun day or half day trip from Saarbrucken.

Below are two houses along the Saar in Metlach.

The photo below shows some shops and a gasthaus on the main street in Metlach.

The photo below shows an old tower like building from about 989 AD. It is modeled after Charlemagne's Palatine Chapel in Aachen and is the oldest religious building in Saarland.

These geese were out for a stroll in the park.

This next photo is from the Villeroy and Bosch museum.

Below are two photos from the Birkenstock outlet store. I think someone is getting a new pair of Birks.

This is the horseshoe bend of the Saar River.

Let's go for a walk.


  1. What a wonderful area and you've captured its flavor so well - as far as I know. I've never been to Germany, which surprises even me, considering my heritage.