Homburg, Saarland

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Homburg Marktplatz 01 2012-06-05.JPG
Homburg
Saint Michael Church
Saint Michael Church
Coat of arms of Homburg
Coat of arms
Homburg is located in Germany
Homburg
Homburg
Coordinates: 49°19′N 7°20′E / 49.317°N 7.333°E / 49.317; 7.333Coordinates: 49°19′N 7°20′E / 49.317°N 7.333°E / 49.317; 7.333
Country Germany
State Saarland
District Saarpfalz
Subdivisions 9
Government
 • Mayor Karlheinz Schöner (CDU)
Area
 • Total 82.64 km2 (31.91 sq mi)
Elevation 233 m (764 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 41,357
 • Density 500/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 66401–66424
Dialling codes 06841, 06848 (Einöd and Wörschweiler)
Vehicle registration HOM
Website Official website

Homburg is a town in Saarland, Germany, the administrative seat of the Saarpfalz district. With a population of c. 44,000 inhabitants, is the third city in its federal state. The medical department of the University of Saarland is situated here. The city is also home to the Karlsberg beer brewery. Major employers include Michelin and Robert Bosch GmbH.

History[edit]

The Hohenburg Castle, nowadays a ruin, was in the 12th Century the seat of the counts of Homburg. In 1330 the village received the town status (Stadtrecht) by Louis the Bavarian.

Geography[edit]

Homburg is situated in north of the district of Saarpfalz, close to the borders of Saarland with Rhineland-Palatinate and not too far from France. It is 16 km from Neunkirchen and 36 km from Saarbrücken.

The town counts 9 villages: Beeden, Bruchhof-Sanddorf, Einöd, Erbach, Jägersburg, Kirrberg, Reiskirchen, Schwarzenbach and Wörschweiler.

Main sights[edit]

  • Homburg is home to the Schlossberg Höhlen (Schlossberg Caves).
  • Homburg is the home of Gutenbrunnen (Schloss Louisenthal).
  • Homburg is the home of the Schloss Karlsberg (Karlsberg Castle)
  • Homburg is the home of the Wörschweiler Abbey

Transport[edit]

Homburg Hauptbahnhof is the main railway station in the town, served by long-distance and regional trains. By road transport, the town is served by the motorways A6 (exit Homburg) and A8 (exits Limbach and Einöd).

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