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Saarbrucken



Introduction of Saarbrucken
Capital city of Saarland , in the W, on the Saar River,near the French border, 39 mi E of Trier. A Saarcrossing in Roman times, it has Roman remains fromthe first and third centuries a.d. Later settled by GermanFrankish kings, the city developed around aFrankish castle of a.d. 999. It was chartered by 1321.It became the capital of the counts of Nassau-SaarbrСЊckenfrom 1381 to 1793, when it was occupied bythe French. The city eventually passed to Prussia in1815. It served as the capital of the French-administeredSaar Territory after the end of both world wars,from 1919 to 1935 and from 1945 to 1957. Besidesthe Frankish castle, there are the remains of a Romanfortress, a 15th-century Gothic church, and an 18thcenturytown hall. Capital city of Saarland , in the W, on the Saar River,near the French border, 39 mi E of Trier. A Saarcrossing in Roman times, it has Roman remains fromthe first and third centuries a.d. Later settled by GermanFrankish kings, the city developed around aFrankish castle of a.d. 999. It was chartered by 1321.It became the capital of the counts of Nassau-SaarbrСЊckenfrom 1381 to 1793, when it was occupied bythe French. The city eventually passed to Prussia in1815. It served as the capital of the French-administeredSaar Territory after the end of both world wars,from 1919 to 1935 and from 1945 to 1957. Besidesthe Frankish castle, there are the remains of a Romanfortress, a 15th-century Gothic church, and an 18thcenturytown hall.

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