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 reopening of the redesigned areas is planned for autumn 2023 at the earliest, on the occasion of Villeroy & Boch's 275th anniversary. 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.