The picturesque City of Sarreguemines is ideally situated at the border triangle of Germany, Luxemburg and Belgium. At the meeting point of two rivers, the Blies and the Sarre, and between two UNESCO Biosphere Reserves, the City will seduce everyone.
Sarreguemines is known for its ceramic past, the living testimony of over two hundred years of history! There are many highlights waiting to be discovered in this area of outstanding natural beauty. You can easily tour the area by bike, electric bike, on foot or on horseback.
Cultural interested visitors are also seduced with countless opportunities for them to delve into the past. Many places of the City remind the historical, industrial and artistic past related to the ceramic industry, but the region has also much to offer: the Church Saint-Marcel in Zetting, the Maginot-Line with an aqua defense system, the Grain Mill in Sarreinsming…
Sarreguemines offers also a lot of outdoor activities for young and old. Fishermen, bathers, cyclists or hikers, enjoy several leisure centres, the 'Velo visavis' cycling network (nearly 300 km) and great hiking trails through woods and meadows! Go for a swim in a pond, do Stand Up Paddle Boarding, make a pedal boat trip, explore the Blies and Sarre with the Canoe and Kayak Club of Sarreguemines and Grosbliederstroff, make a boat tour on the Sarre…
And for regional food and art lovers… Discover the local craft producers on a gourmet and artistic tour through the City! Traditional bakeries, roasters, chocolate makers, ceramic and more. Let yourself be surprised each time by new feelings!
Each year, a lot of major events related to the local traditions take place in the City. Experience the original Carnival, the Street Art Festival taking place the last weekend of June but also other events such as the Festival of local dialect “Mir Redde Platt”, the Street Organ Festival (biennial), the renowned Christmas Market…
Top things to do
The Museum of Faience Techniques and the wonderful Garden of Ceramics
One site, two famous sights: the Museum of Faience Techniques, also known as the ‘Bliesmill’, reveals you the whole manufacturing process of the former ceramic production units… From the untreated clay to the final firing of the object, dive into this capturing history and discover also the original machines and tools produced by the factory workers and used at that time. The remarkable adjacent Garden of Ceramics is a beautiful place where colours, plants and insects change with the seasons. The Garden will amaze you with its different universes remembering the past of the ceramic manufacture.
The Faience Museum
The Museum, situated in the former apartments of the Faience director, is the testimony of the faience productions. It houses wall frescoes, magnificent majolica and fantastic collections of ceramics from the 19th and 20th centuries. A must-see: the famous Wintergarden, the centrepiece of the Museum, completely made of ceramic tiles and classified as a Historical Monument.
Saarland Thermen Resort
In the midst of a wooded area and only two minutes from Sarreguemines, the Saarland Thermen Resort is a real paradise for everybody. Enjoy the Moorish-Oriental atmosphere to escape from daily life, discover the wellness area and relax in the different saunas, hammams, basins… The novelty: the Adventure Park with all-year-round ice-skating, a golf course, a restaurant in a barn… but also cosy and luxuriously equipped wood cottages at the Glamping Resorts, both on the same site!
Archeological Parc Bliesbruck-Reinheim
The cross-border Archeological Parc Bliesbruck-Reinheim is situated in a large and beautiful valley dominated by a small hill, the Homerich. Follow in the footsteps of the Gallo-Romans and the Celts… You’ll impressed by the extraordinary tomb of the Princess of Reinheim, the artisanal districts, the large villa, the Gallo-Roman entertainment area…
A destination for food lovers
Taste the gourmet creations made with local and fresh products that our top chefs will make especially for you. The warm and traditional atmosphere of the restaurants is perfect to enjoy the famous “Buwespätzle”, a “Quiche Lorraine” or a part of a Mirabelle plum tart… It doesn’t matter if you’re feeling sweet or salty, there’s something for everybody!