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Peppered with history, the fortress town of Saarlouis is a great place to begin your motorhome holiday, especially if you want to explore Southwest Germany. In Saarlouis, motorhomebookers.com rental partners will welcome you when renting a camper van for your holiday.

Below, we invite you to discover why Saarlouis makes an excellent start for a touring holiday with a high-specification motorhome rental. You'll also find valuable tips about what you should see in Saarlouis and the surrounding area.

Top 5 facts about Saarlouis

  1. Built as a fortress in 1680, Saarlouis took its name from the French Sun King, Louis XIV.
  2. Even today, the remains of the defensive structure dominate the hexagonal town plan.
  3. The market square and streets of Saarlouis old town are full of charming stores and eateries.
  4. One superb camper van route from Saarlouis is to head southeast to the Swabian Alps via Karlsruhe and Pforzheim.
  5. Around Saarland and particularly in Saarlouis, there's a distinct French influence in the delicious cuisine and local vocabulary.

These highlights await you when you rent a camper van in Saarlouis

Although nearby Saarbrücken is the regional city, Saarlouis is secretly the capital in the locals' hearts. Many of the town's inhabitants live within the boundary of the former grand fortress, now cleverly integrated into the layout. As a result, Saarlouis has a Baroque look with architecture from the French and Prussian periods.

Nowadays, the historic casemates form a backdrop for annual festivals and fetes, with lively parties in the town centre. Every summer, the streets of Saarlouis come alive and look like a long, open-air bar. Some of the most charming shops are around the Great Market, while the alleys of the old town boast plenty of cafés.

Setting off from the market square, the fortifications, casemates and bridge into the gardens are within walking distance. In addition, the city council organises guided tours with insights into the eventful history of Saarlouis. Yet, for many, a stay in Saar would only be complete with a visit to the Saar Polygon. This modern, angular metal structure has an internal staircase to an observation deck.

This makes Saarlouis particularly suitable as a starting point for your road trip

Thanks to its location about halfway between Merzig and Saarbrücken, Saarlouis is an excellent base from which you can tour Baden-Württemberg state or visit Belgium and France. In Saarbrücken, the Museum of Ludwig, set in the rooms of a former bank, blends ancient and modern art with some exhibits from former East Germany.

The adjacent Saargau region offers visitors plenty to see. Why not spend a leisurely afternoon visiting the scent and root garden, Haus Saargau and Lothringer Bauernhaus Museum in Wallerfangen? Just ten kilometres west of Saarlouis, these beautifully landscaped gardens are replete with fragrant roses, tea plants, herbs and flowering shrubs.

Camper van rental: Useful information for your trip to Saarlouis

The nearest airport is within easy reach at Saarbrücken. However, more flights operate from Frankfurt-Hahn airport, 80 kilometres from Saarlouis. Local campsite options include the well-kept Campingplatz Dr Ernst Dadder with fifty spaces and the more extensive Camping Siersburg some twelve kilometres north in Rehlingen-Siersburg.

In Southwestern Germany, the Black Forest is especially popular with holidaymakers, thanks to its evergreen trees, picture-postcard mountains and traditional villages. If you decide on an extended route, you could see the eighteenth-century castle at Hohenzollern in the Swabian Alps, further south via the A8 and Stuttgart.

Rent a motorhome now and discover the region around Saarlouis

Saarlouis once had significant iron and steel works. Towards Saarbrücken, you will find Völklinger Hütte, a UNESCO World Heritage cultural site devoted to industry and steam power. Although steel product manufacturers still operate in the area, today's activity centres on a car plant and chocolate factory. Finally, motoring enthusiasts might want to visit Stuttgart's Porsche or Mercedes-Benz museums.

To book your holiday and motorhome rental in Saarlouis, please contact motorhomebookers.com today.

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