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Saarbruecken, the capital of Germany's state Saarland, is this year’s focal point for the German Unity Day's celebrations. The celebrations move from state to state each year, based on which state helms the upper house of parliament. At Germany's reunification festival in Saarbruecken, Chancellor Mrs. Merkel said that German unity “didn’t fall from the heavens. It was the result of bravery, decisiveness and civic courage.” In praising the work of civil society and dissidents in East Germany, Chancellor Mrs. Merkel said the spirit of the peaceful revolution in 1989 should be example to Germans today. After September 27/2009 election, which returned Christian Democratic Union to another term in office, Chancellor Mrs. Merkel also appealed to Germans of all stripes to work together.

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Saarbruecken lies in a wide, green valley which landscape is formed mainly due to the impact of the Saar river, and a chain of lovely hills.

Saarbruecken's name comes from Celtic, and means flowing waters. The word fragment Briga (bruecke) is translated as large stone. Referring to the rocks of the old bridge built over the first castle.

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  • Pros:Beautiful region.
  • Cons:Much traffic.
  • In a nutshell:Everything seems close to each other.
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  • Tom_In_Madison's Profile Photo
    Apr 9, 2011 at 2:09 PM

    Those ice creams are interesting, have never seen kiwi in one before. Looks like a nice little town to live in.

  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Nov 17, 2010 at 10:36 AM

    Excellent page Sunshine! A Top 5 Page...Yay!

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Nov 8, 2010 at 4:11 AM

    I've never been to Merzig, but it sounds like a worthwhile destination.

  • ViajesdelMundo's Profile Photo
    Jan 9, 2010 at 9:27 AM

    We used Saarbruecken as entry into Germany last trip, fr France, and then picked up our vehicle; then stayed one night on way out -- also a photo of me in the train station. Nice town.

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