Saarbrücken is a city of approximately 190,000 inhabitants and hence has a pleasant size. Picturesque rural attractions and places of historic interest offering the perfect destination for a hike or a daytrip are in the close vicinity and even within the town itself. The cultural palette attracts visitors from far and wide. But Saarbrücken is also the economic centre of the region. With its more than 15.000 business enterprises, the state capital of the Saarland is the economic heart of the area and has become an important point of reference for the Saar-Lor-Lux region. Many industrial corporations and service providers are headquartered in the state capital. The successful economy of the area is built on a highly skilled workforce.
The Saarland has frequently changed hands between France and Germany during the last 200 years. Since 1957 the region has been an integral part of the Federal Republic of Germany, but the common passion for all things French is unmistakeable. A certain “savoir vivre”, a “live and let live” mentality permeates the region’s atmosphere.