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Schloss Halberg

This location, at the top of a large hill, is where the Count of Nassau-Saarbrücken built a Baroque palace in the 18th century. The palace was totally destroyed in the Great French War. At the end of the 19th century, Carl Ferdinand von Stumm-Halberg, a coal magnate, had this Neogothic building constructed. It is now the home of Saarländische Rundfunk (Saarland Broadcasting).


  1. I like this picture - great building, love how you framed the lamppost - the red flowers pop out

  2. Really nice building. Thank's for your blog I more interested in Germany:-)

  3. Wonderful picture, this place is beautiful!

  4. It looks on the very interesting architecture in attractive surroundings.

  5. Que bonito...y con esa nota de color de las flores...
    Me encanta...

  6. I love it when old buildings are rebuilt, instead being torn down.
    Very photo and thanks for the story that goes with it.

  7. what a quaint looking place.
    who would've thought the then Count would now be a broadcasting station.
    a nice house btw.

  8. Thanks for the comments.

    Dominic Doherty: Thanks,

    Kameleon: Dziękuję. If you ever need a tour guide for South-West Germany, just tell me.

    Cezar and Léia: Obrigado.

    Frank de Jol: Dziękuję.

    Remei: Graciès.

    Pat Tillett: Thanks. Actucally, I think the original building was totally destroyed. I doubt this building has anything to do with the baroque palace that preceded it.

    Sy: Thanks.

    arabesque: Thanks. Yes, if they had had more foresight, they could have built a neo-gothic TV broadcasting mast.