Look forward to your first day of cycling and initially follow the flat Saar cycle path through the former coal mining area to Völklingen. You definitely have to make a stop here, because the Völklingen Ironworks World Heritage Site is currently one of 33 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Germany! In terms of importance, it is on a par with the Egyptian pyramids, the Great Wall of China, the Cologne Cathedral and the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. A visit to the Völklingen Ironworks is like a huge expense: you go deep into the dark corridors of the Möllerhalle and the climb leads high up to the viewing platform at the blast furnace. Then follow the cycle path to Saarlouis with its old town, which is well worth seeing. The city's former fortress still determines the hexagonal layout of the city center today. Discover the ancient buildings of Vauban and the 19th century fortifications. The city's old ramparts and ditches are now harmoniously integrated into the cityscape and are used by restaurants under the name "casemate", while the water-filled ditches have been integrated into the city's green spaces.
Overnight place: Saarlouis