The Saarland, a little-known green gem at the heart of Germany.
If you head east from Metz for a little over 70 kilometres, you'll find yourself in the Saarland. It's the smallest of the German states. In this south-western region, close to the border with Luxembourg, unspoiled nature is combined with a glorious history of steelmaking against a backdrop of charming little villages. Less than 390 kilometres from Paris, spending the weekend in the Saarland is a good way to recharge your batteries. The Saarland, also known as the Saar, borrows heavily from French culture. During your holiday in the Saarland, you'll discover the charms of its local traditions and its gastronomy which is second to none.
During your family holiday in the Saarland, why not cycle or walk around and stop in villages such as Nohfelden in the north of the region to enjoy its culinary traditions. Your holiday in Germany will surely be an opportunity to discover the Saar, which gives its name to the region. This river, a tributary of the Moselle, winds between the rocks of the Hunsrück mountains and gives the region its undulating aspect. The north of the state is home to Bostal lake. Tourists and residents love to practise sporting activities in this Saarland water park. If you're travelling with children, make sure you visit the wolf park in the forest of Kammerforst near Merzig. Here, wild wolves from all over Europe live in semi-captivity. The region offers many attractions for holidays with children in the Saarland. They'll never get bored thanks to the leisure parks in the Saarland such as Gondwana - Das Praehistorium or a tour of the Roman villa in Nennig.
To get the most from your holidays in Germany, Center Parcs suggest that you stay at Park Bostalsee. Located near the small village of Nohfelden, the park consists of luxurious cottages set on the banks of Bostal lake. On top of this, a range of nature activities is offered. Spending your holidays in Nohfelden gives you an opportunity to relax for a few days.