Casemates of Saarbrücken Castle

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description

brief description: 

the casemates were built approximately five centuries ago for the protection of the medieval castle and the château of Saarbrücken (Saarbrücken Castle - also featured in the Location Guide). Visitors can descend the rock-cut sandstone stairs to the underground fortified chambers, formerly in military use. Founded on the castle rock and built of crude masonry, these chambers with vaulted ceilings and embrasures were excavated in 2006 and now serve as subterranean scenery for a multimedia museum exhibit. At different stations throughout the casemates and in the moat, audio installations, accentuated with impressive lighting, inform visitors about the everyday life of people in the Saarland. Reproductions of an arquebus and an artillery piece mounted on a carrier illustrate the military function of the fortification

relevant filming facts

opening times: 
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Sundays from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm, Thursdays from 10:00 am until 8:00 pm, Saturdays from noon until 6:00 pm, closed on Mondays
usage: 
museum with multimedia presentations
condition: 
excellent (museum opened on 30 January 2007)
Background noise: 
quiet
surroundings: 
the casemates lie approx. 14m below the forecourt of Saarbrücken Castle
ceiling height: 
Bis zu 14m
Lift/elevator: 
available
possible disturbing factors: 
visitors traffic during regular opening hours
Space restrictions: 
to be discussed
Time restrictions : 
to be discussed
Catering: 
in the direct vicinity of the castle forecourt, you can find a number of pubs and bistros that could serve as caterers (upon prior agreement)

accessibility

car: 
the casemates are situated below the forecourt of Saarbrücken Castle, which is centrally located, adjacent to the A620 urban motorway, on a cliff above the banks of the river Saar

supply

sanitary facilities: 
available
parking lot: 
available on the forecourt in front of Old City Hall (Altes Rathaus) and in the parking garage on Talstraße
electricity supply: 
available
water supply: 
available

contact

Steffen Conrad
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