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The Saarland [1] is a small federal state of Germany, located in the west of the country and forming part of the German border with France and Luxemburg.


There are 16 regions in Germany and Saarland is the smallest of them all. Saarland has a population of just over one million, so it isn't that big.


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Airports close to or in Saarland include Ensheim (Saarbrücken), Zweibrücken, Frankfurt-Hahn Airport.

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The people from Saarland love their food. Their food is a mixture of German and French flavours and styles.

  • Dibbelabbes - a potato soufflé with bacon
  • Kappes und Grumbeere - white cabbage and potatoes
  • Gequellde - potatoes cooked in their skin)
  • Gefilde - dumplings in a creamy bacon gravy)
  • RingelWeck - a Snack with Lyoner in the traditional "Ringel-Form"

This is the region’s favorite dish. "Lyoner" (a ring of pork sausage is eaten with) "Kerschdscher" (raw potato cubes fried in hot lard), "Grumbeersalat" (potato salad with mustard and a roll) and "Schwenkbraten" (marinated pork cutlets grilled).

They also love their delicacies such as cured veal cheeks with fried goose liver, coq au vin from the capon-chicken cooked in wine, and slices of turbot stuffed with shrimp.

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There are many drink festivals around Saarland all year long. Merzig has fantastic cider and is honored at the Viez festival. An entire "wine summer" is dedicated to the grape. The wine of the Saar is made in the upper Moselle valley. The wine is made from Elbling grapes and grapes from Auxerrios and burgundy vines.

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