SAARBURG,
RHINELAND-PALATINATE,
G
ERMANY
 March 19, 2015
 

  Waterfall from the River Leuk becoming a tributary of the River Saar


THE city of Saarburg lies on the bank of the Saar River, near the junction with the Mosel River.   The outstanding feature of the city is a deep gorge and waterfall running through the middle of the city.  In the medieval period it powered three mills; in the early twentieth century a dynamo was added to provided electrical power to the city.  The waterfall represents a medieval diversion of the River Leuk into the city for reasons that remain obscure.


SAARBURG RIVER LEUK

SAARBURG WATERFALL


SAARBURG WATERFALL

SAARBURG WATERFALL

 


LAURENTIUSKIRCHE
(Church of St. Lawrence - Neogothic - 1856)

LAURENTIUSKIRCHE PORTAL

 


LAURENTIUSKIRCHE NAVE

TRAUBENMARIA
(Madonna of the Grapes)

 


LAURENTIUSKIRCHE NAVE & APSE LAURENTIUSKIRCHE CHOIR & APSE

TWO VIEWS of THE BURG (Fortress)

BUILT by COUNT SIEGFRIED of LUXEMBOURG in 964


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