Scientific centres

The district town of Merzig and its sights are situated on the river Saar, approximately 35 km south of Trier and 35 km northwest of Saarbrücken.

Administrative building with showroom and private observatory with astronomical cupola roof, which is accessible via exterior staircase.

The library of the Benedictine Abbey of Saint-Mihiel was founded in Carolingian times. The first manuscripts and books were collected and assembled by order of the church. With the invention of the printing press in the 15th century, the compilation grew rapidly.

standing on top of the Peterberg hill in the northern Saarland, the astronomical observatory opened its doors to the public in 1997.