The underground fortress
A journey that makes the past come alive
Fourteen metres beneath Saarbrücken's Schlossplatz, the Historical Museum Saar has a surprise in store.
Visitors can descend into the underground fortress complex from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance and discover some fascinating historical constructions there: parts of the mediaeval fortress, an embrasure, fortifications and casemates from the 16th century, a court built in the moat where real tennis was played, and a dungeon.
For hundreds of years, the bulwarks and casemates lay hidden beneath the surface. Now, they have been integrated into the museum.
Immerse yourself in this impressive atmosphere and take a stroll through the underground fortress, preserved in its original form.