Trips by bus, train or car

Handcar tour through the beautiful Palatinate land (picture by Tourist Information Pfälzer Bergland)

Handcar tour

Have you ever ridden a handcar? No? You should definitely give it a try. It’s great fun, even if your legs are heavy in the evening.

Panorama picture of the Völklingen Ironworks (Picture by World Cultural Heritage Site Völklingen Ironworks / Karl Heinrich Veith)

Völklingen Ironworks

The Völklinger Hütte is a former steelwork which is now a World Heritage Site. Several films have been shot here and it is also known beyond the borders of the country.

The villa with tavern on the grounds of the European Cultural Park. (Picture by Ann-Kathrin Göritz, European Cultural Park)

European Cultural Park

Here in the archaeological park you can visit the tomb of the princess of Reinheim (400 BC). It is embedded in the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Bliesgau directly on the German-French border.

Visitor mine Rischbachstollen (picture by Besucherbergwerk Rischbachstollen e.V.)


The Rischbachstollen is the first and only coal visitor mine in the Saar-Lor-Lux region inside original mine tunnel. The gallery is located in St.Ingbert.

GONDWANA – The prehistorium

This is the right place if you always wanted to see a real dinosaur skeleton. In addition, prehistoric flora and fauna have been recreated here. So, don’t be surprised if a dinosaur peeps out from behind the tree.

In the region

  • Vacation in Saarpfalzkreis
  • The Saarschleife with a breathtaking view (about 1 hour by car)
  • Biosphere house in Fischbach. On the treetop walk, you can take an exciting walk without solid forest ground under your feet. (approx. 45 minutes by car)
  • In Bitch in France you will find an old citadel which can be visited with a guided tour. Website (approx. 1.5 hours by car)
  • Fort Hackenberg bunker complex of the Maginot Line (France) (approx. 1 hour by car)
  • Idar Oberstein (approx. 1 hour by car)
  • Steinkaulenberg near Idar-Oberstein – Largest agate mine in Europe (approx. 1 hour by car)