The surroundings

Although Saarland is the smallest state of the German Federal Republic, there are many different sights to see all in the same small space, which are always worth a trip.

A stay at Saareck Castle will be the highlight of your visit to the diverse landscape of Saarland. The Old Abbey, headquarters of Villeroy&Boch AG, is located in a picturesque park, just a few minutes away by foot.

This former Benedictine monastery is home to the Discovery Centre, where you can travel through time from the Baroque period to the present. You will also be able dive into the world of the Villeroy&Boch brand and the fascinating world of fine tableware in the seasonally or thematically decorated Villeroy&Boch ambience.

The most important attraction in Saarland - the Saarschleife - is very close to the castle. This regional landmark is an impressive sight: A deep valley in which the Saar River turns back around the mountain on which Montclair Castle is located at almost 180°.

But that’s not all! There are picturesque natural landscapes, cosy historic town centres and numerous cultural activities waiting for you – Saarland never fails to amaze us with its many sides!



The Villeroy&Boch Old Abbey Discovery Centre -

closed for renovation!

As part of the "Mettlach 2.0" site development project, Villeroy & Boch is continuing to invest in the attractiveness of the site at its headquarters around the Old Abbey in Mettlach. In addition to modern working environments for employees, the areas accessible to local residents, guests and tourists are being modernised and redesigned in order to offer them new leisure, shopping and experience areas. In the course of the next construction phase, the Old Abbey Discovery Centre with its Keravision, Museum of Ceramics, Tableware Discovery Centre and Historic Dairy will therefore be closed with immediate effect. The Showroom Bathroom complete on the corner of Heinertstrasse and Saaruferstrasse in Mettlach remains unaffected by the current renovation work at the site and is still open to visitors by appointment.

Völklingen Ironworks – A World Heritage Site

The World Heritage Site at the Völklingen Ironworks is one of 39 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Germany. Its importance is equal to that of the Egyptian pyramids, the Great Wall of China, the Cologne Cathedral and the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. It can be reached by car in about 33 minutes.


The landmark of Saarland with the Cloef lookout point. A unique natural wonder created by the power of water. The most beautiful and well-known view of the Saarschleife can be seen from the “Cloef” lookout point located 180m above the river, in the district of Orscholz, about 10 minutes away by car.

Roman Villa Borg

The Archaeological Park “Roman Villa Borg” impressively illustrates the many aspects of Roman rural life. The only park of its kind in Europe. The travel time by car is about 20 minutes.

Montclair Castle

These are the ruins of a medieval castle near Mettlach. The castle was one of the most important fortifications on the lower Saar River in the Middle Ages, and was used to control shipping traffic. Almost 900 meters long, the previous structure, “Old Montclair”, which was razed in 1351, was one of the largest castles of the High Middle Ages in Germany.

Saar Polygon

The Saar Polygon, a 30m-high, walkable monument made of steel and inaugurated in 2016, commemorates the coal mining era in Saarland. The steel structure crowns the top of Halden Mountain, and is intended to symbolise the transformation of the region, since it always appears differently depending on the location of the viewer.

Gästehaus Schloss Saareck
Im Saareckpark
66693 Mettlach
Phone +49 (0) 6864 811711
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