The Saar river is located both on north-east France and west Germany. Near the town of Mettlach the river makes a sharp u-turn in the steep thickly wooded hills. This astonishing hairpin bend is called the Saar Loop or Saarschleife in German. The river flows for a long stretch in the opposite direction before turning left and ongoing its northward journey towards Mosel River.
The Cloef, a well-known observation point 180 meters above the river, offers a beautiful view over the nature and landscape reserve along the Saar. An eye-catching panoramic viewpoint has been built here for the sake of sightseers.
Small Saar loop with the district Hamm. Photo credit