Borg, Saarland

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Borg
Ortsteil of Perl
Roman Villa Borg
Coat of arms of Borg
Coat of arms
Borg  is located in Germany
Borg
Borg
Coordinates: 49°28′48″N 06°26′06″E / 49.48000°N 6.43500°E / 49.48000; 6.43500Coordinates: 49°28′48″N 06°26′06″E / 49.48000°N 6.43500°E / 49.48000; 6.43500
Country Germany
State Saarland
District Merzig-Wadern
Municipality Perl
Area
 • Total 7.98 km2 (3.08 sq mi)
Elevation 355 m (1,165 ft)
Population (2014)
 • Total 395
 • Density 49/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 66706
Dialling codes 06866
Vehicle registration MZG

Borg is a German village in the municipality of Perl, Saarland. It is located 5 km north east of Perl and 11 km south west of Nennig on the River Mosel. It lies at a height of 355 m and has a population of 370. The nearby Roman Villa Borg is one of the Saarland's most important archaeological sites.[1]

History[edit]

Borg is first mentioned in 1569 as being part of the Parish of Perl. However, excavations show that there were much earlier settlements. In 1743, the village was given its own church and a school was built in 1749. Over the years it belonged to St Alban's Chaterhouse in Trier, to the diosceses of Metz and Trier, and to the Duchy of Luxembourg. From 1816 to 1840, Borg enjoyed the status of a mayoralty but thereafter came under the jurisdiction of Perl. Pillingerhof, 2 km to the south west, was once a Luxembourg castle but is now an agricultural establishment.[2]

Church[edit]

The parish church of St John the Baptist (St. Johannes der Täufer) dates from 1728 but was rebuilt in 1922 by architect Josef Monz from Trier. After suffering damage in World War II, it was again rebuilt by architect H. Ulrich in 1949 to reflect the original plans. The church has three Baroque altars and 10 of the 12 original stones designating the Stations of the Cross.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ (German) Villa Borg Archived September 23, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved 21 November 2010
  2. ^ (German) "Borg (355m über NN, 370 Einwohner)", Perl. Retrieved 22 November 2010
  3. ^ (German) "Kirchenbau und Kunst im sakralen Raum nach 1945 im Saarland, katholische Kirchen, Landkreis Merzig-Wadern, Perl, Besch, Borg, Büschdorf, Eft-Hellendorf, Keßlingen", Kunstlexikon Saar. Retrieved 22 November 2010

External links[edit]

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