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)
Elevation 183 m (600 ft)
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.


  • April 1945-May 1945: Benedikt Hoffmann
  • May 1945-September 1945: Heinrich Scherer
  • November 1945-September 1946: Theodor Okon
  • October 1946-May 1956: Peter Lamar
  • October 1956-February 1974: Eduard Jakobs, CDU
  • March 1974-March 1994: Gerhard Leonardy, CDU
  • March 1994-March 2004: Erwin Planta, SPD
  • since March 2004: Franz-Josef Berg, (born 1957), CDU


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 (born 1960), musicologist
  • Michael Müller (born 1981), opera singer (tenor)