The Saar Loop in Germany

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.

Niesefrosch [GFDL or CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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.

Von Guido RadigEigenes Werk, CC BY 3.0, Link

Von Wolfgang Staudt – originally posted to Flickr as ship, CC BY 2.0, Link

Small Saar loop with the district Hamm. Photo credit

By Dguendel [GFDL or CC BY 3.0], from Wikimedia Commons

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3 thoughts on “The Saar Loop in Germany

  1. Immagini di straordinaria bellezza, che dimostrano la grandezza della natura che ci circonda…
    Una buona giornata di maggio,silvia

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