Dillingen, Saarland

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Coat of arms of Dillingen
Coat of arms
Dillingen  is located in Germany
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
 • Mayor Franz-Josef Berg (CDU)
 • 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.


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.


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)