The Romanesque parish church of St Peter, the historic town hall, imposing town houses from the 18th and 19th centuries, typical south western German and Lorraine farmhouse architecture in the more rural neighbourhoods – a rich architectural heritage from over eight centuries makes Merzig a rewarding destination for visitors with an interest in culture and architecture.
In our town’s museums, including the B-Werk Besseringen, the Fellenbergmühle Mechanical Museum, the Werner Freund Expedition Museum and the Schloss Fellenberg Museum, there are plenty of fascinating discoveries to be made even on the dullest days. Let yourself be transported to the rainforests of distant lands or marvel at the rattling and purring of water-powered machinery. You can find out more about the culture and history of the town and the Merzig-Wadern district here.
Merzig Wolf Park gives you an opportunity to come face to face with the elusive predators and provides an insight into the notable and highly respected research work carried out by Werner Freund, who has studied wolves intensively for almost three decades and lives as a “wolf among wolves”.
In the period between 1986 and 1992, a sculpture symposium entitled “Stones on the Border” was created along the old border route, which runs from Merzig-Büdingen and Merzig-Wellingen to Launstroff and Scheuerwald, and 25 artists from three parts of the world collaborated on the project. The sculptures are harmoniously integrated into the landscape and symbolically connect the neighbouring countries of Germany and France through the medium of art. While walking the route, you can enjoy the special atmosphere of this large-scale cultural landscape.
Within a radius of just 50 kilometres from Merzig, you can get to a wealth of worthwhile destinations in Saarland, France and Luxembourg, making the town a great base for a varied longer stay in this holiday region.
Wolfspark Werner Freund – Werner Freund Wolf Park
Pfarrkirche St. Peter – St. Peter’s Parish Church
Feinmechanisches Museum Fellenbergmühle – Fellenbergmühle Mechanical Museum