The most famous sight in Saarland.
Both Besseringen and Mettlach lie on the Saar and they are only 2km apart as the crow flies. The Saar, however, does not follow the crow, it makes an impressive 10km detour known as the Saarschleife, the Saar Loop. I am not the first to have discovered this pretty panoramic view. Friedrich Wilhelm IV, Adolf Hitler and Konrad Adenauer have passed by this spot, and in 2006, Angela Merkel organised a meeting there with Jacques Chirac and Lech Kaczynski, the Polish President.