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20 Attractions to Explore Near Bostalsee

Bostalsee
BostalseeBostalsee, 66625 Nohfelden, Germany

It is a water reservoir in the municipality of Nohfelden in the northern Saarland state. It was constructed in 1979, and its dam has a length of 500 meters. The lake is almost exclusively used for entertainment activities.

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Veldenz Castle
Veldenz Castle5.65 KMs away from Bostalsee

It was built on a spur over Nohfelden village in Saarland and was first mentioned in 1285. In 1490, after the death of Duke Louis the Black, his sons Kaspar and Alexander ruled the duchy jointly for a year. Then, Alexander, had his older brother locked up in the castle, claiming that Kaspar was mad. Kaspar remained locked up in Veldenz castle until his death in 1527, even after Alexander's death. The castle was frequently damaged in the many wars of the 17th century but was always repaired.

Hillfort of Otzenhausen
Hillfort of Otzenhausen7.73 KMs away from Bostalsee

The Celtic hill fort of Otzenhausen was one of the largest fortifications the Celts ever constructed. It is located about 695 m above sea level. The only obvious remaining things as of now are two circular earth ramparts, covered with stones.

Benedictine Abbey Tholey e. V.
Benedictine Abbey Tholey e. V.9.87 KMs away from Bostalsee

A Benedictine monastery dedicated to Saint Maurice. It was built between 5th-6th centuries. In 1794 during the French Revolution the abbey was plundered, burnt down, and dissolved. In 1798 the remaining buildings were auctioned off. The present abbey was established by the Benedictines in 1949 and settled in 1950 by monks from St. Matthias' Abbey, Trier.

Burg Dagstuhl
Burg Dagstuhl13.32 KMs away from Bostalsee

It also called Burgruine Dagstuhl or Burg Dagstuhl. It is a ruined castle on the top of a hill near Wadern town in Saarland, Germany. Knight Boemund of Saarbrücken found the castle sometime before 1290. It overlooks the newer Schloss Dagstuhl (now a computer science research center) in the valley below.

Wolf Park Werner Freund
Wolf Park Werner Freund32.92 KMs away from Bostalsee

The wolf park is located in a small forest on over 25 acres. Werner Freund, a researcher who devoted his entire life to studying wolves raises packs of wolfs in the park. The park has grey wolves of Europe, and white wolves of Alaska, Indian wolves and Siberian wolves.

Schlossberghöhlen
Schlossberghöhlen33.52 KMs away from Bostalsee

A red sandstone cave in Schlossberg in Homburg, the largest red sandstone caves in Europe. It is comprising twelve floors and extending across an area of 140 meters long and 60 meters wide. The temperature in the caves stays around 10-degree Celsius around the year.

Burgruine Hohenburg
Burgruine Hohenburg33.58 KMs away from Bostalsee

It is also called Homburg Castle or Fortress Hohenburg, a ruined castle built around the beginning of the 13th century located in the Saarpfalz district in Saarland, Germany. It stands atop the 325 meters high Schlossberg above the Schlossberg Caves.

Saardom
Saardom34.28 KMs away from Bostalsee

One of the largest sacred buildings in the state of Saarland. It is the parish church of St Sacrament, and it belongs to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Trier. It was built between 1910 and 1913 in the Neo-Romanesque style. As early as the First World War in 1917, four out of five bronze bells were melted down for armament purposes. Seven years later, in 1924, four cast steel bells were replaced, which still can be heard today.

Trier Amphitheater
Trier Amphitheater36.62 KMs away from Bostalsee

A Roman amphitheater used for gladiator events and animal shows. The theatre was constructed in the 2nd centuary A.D and could accomodate about 20,000 people. The cellar underneath the amphitheater was used to store animals and prisoners waiting to be executed.

Kaiserthermen (Trier Imperial Baths)
Kaiserthermen (Trier Imperial Baths)37.11 KMs away from Bostalsee

Kaiserthermen, or The Trier Imperial Baths are a large Roman bath complex in Trier, Germany constructed in the 4th century AD. This large complex consists of an impressive outer walls, and subterranean passageways with furnaces for heating.

Rheinisches Landesmuseum Trier
Rheinisches Landesmuseum Trier37.14 KMs away from Bostalsee

An archeological museum with collection stretching for 200,000 years- from prehistoric through Roman Period, and middle ages to the the Baroque era. Much importance is given to the Roman past of Trier, Germany's olderst city. A large scale modal of Trier during Roman era is one of the notable artefact here.

Rathaus St. Johann
Rathaus St. Johann37.22 KMs away from Bostalsee

The former town hall of St. Johann, and today's town hall of Saarbrücken was built in an area northwest of the historic city center that developed between 1897 and 1900. It provides the venue for more than 1,000 marriages a year in a festive atmosphere.

Aula Palatina
Aula Palatina37.32 KMs away from Bostalsee

The Aula Palatina at Trier, Germany is a Roman palace basilica that was commissioned by the emperor Constantine I at the beginning of the 4th century. The Aula Palatina was built as a part of the palace complex. Originally it was not a free standing building, but had other smaller buildings attached to it.

Basilica of St. John the Baptist, Saarbrücken

It is also called Saarbrücken Basilica, a catholic basilica located in St. John's market in Saarbrücken, Germany. Its temple was administered at the time of the Reformation by a noble Protestant. It was built on the chapel's site of the same name by the architect Friedrich Joachim Stengel between 1754 and 1758 and got redesigned to the original baroque between 1972 and 1975.

Liebfrauenkirche, Trier
Liebfrauenkirche, Trier37.48 KMs away from Bostalsee

Thought to be buiilt between 1230 and 1247, this is the earliest Gothic church in Germany. Several of the churches Gothic pillars stands on top of ancient Roman columns. None of the Roman structures are visible above the surface now but there are excavations under the church that are not open to the public.

Trier Saint Peter's Cathedral
Trier Saint Peter's Cathedral37.49 KMs away from Bostalsee

The High Cathedral of Saint Peter in Trier is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It is the oldest church in Germany, notable for its long life span and grand design. The central part of the nave was built of Roman brick in the early fourth century, the rest of the cathedral in different eras. The Trier Cathedral Treasury contains an important collection of Christian art and id a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Seamless Robe of Jesus, the robe said to have been w

Saarbrücken Zoo
Saarbrücken Zoo37.53 KMs away from Bostalsee

This 13-hectare zoo has over 200,000 visitors annually. The zoo has over 1.700 animals from 160 species. It is the largest Zoo in Saarland and it specializes in African animals.

Ludwigskirche - Evangelische Kirchengemeinde Alt-Saarbrücken

Located in Old Saarbrücken, Germany, it is a Lutheran baroque-style church built in 1775. It is the symbol of the city and one of the most important Protestant churches in the country.

Volkskunde- und Freilichtmuseum Roscheiderhof

Open air and floklore museum for the rural cultural history of in northwest Rhineland-Palatinate region. The museum consists of several exhibitions, gardens and reconstructed villages. It was used to be an agricultural estate, part of which still exists today.

Porta Nigra
Porta Nigra37.66 KMs away from Bostalsee

The Porta Nigra is a large Roman city gate in Trier, Germany. It is today the largest Roman city gate north of the Alps. It was built in grey sandstone after 170 AD. The original gate consisted of two four-storeyed towers, projecting as near semicircles on the outer side. For unknown reasons, the construction of the gate remained unfinished. In Roman times, the Porta Nigra was part of a system of four city gates, one of which stood at each side of the roughly rectangular Roman city.