Dillingen, Saarland

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Dillingen
DillingenSaar von Siersburg.jpg
Coat of arms of Dillingen
Coat of arms
Dillingen  is located in Germany
Dillingen
Dillingen
Coordinates: 49°21′N 6°44′E / 49.350°N 6.733°E / 49.350; 6.733Coordinates: 49°21′N 6°44′E / 49.350°N 6.733°E / 49.350; 6.733
Country Germany
State Saarland
District Saarlouis
Government
 • Mayor Franz-Josef Berg (CDU)
Area
 • Total 22.07 km2 (8.52 sq mi)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 20,311
 • Density 920/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 66744–66763
Dialling codes 06831
Vehicle registration SLS
Website www.dillingen-saar.de

Dillingen (also: Dillingen an der Saar) is a town in the district of Saarlouis, in Saarland, Germany. It is situated on the river Saar, approx. 5 km northwest of Saarlouis, and 25 km northwest of Saarbrücken. The Dillinger Hütte steelworks is located here.

Transport[edit]

Dillingen (Saar) station is on the Saar Railway, which connects Saarbrücken Central Station and Trier Central Station.

Iron ore comes to the steelworks by Germany's heaviest trains 6000T trains.

Castle[edit]

Dilingen's Old Castle is a medieval building. Around 1699 it was developed into a Renaissance castle. In 1789 the architect Balthsar Wilhelm Stengel created a grand residential space.

The castle has a yearly arts and crafts market.

Sons and daughters of the town[edit]

  • Siegfried Alkan (1858-1941), composer
  • Rudolf Schmidt (1875-1943), Brandenburg journalist, local historian and regional historian
  • Peter Jost (* 1960), musicologist
  • Michael Müller (* 1981), opera singer (tenor)

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