Merzig

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Merzig
Town hall in Merzig
Town hall in Merzig
Coat of arms of Merzig
Coat of arms
Merzig   is located in Germany
Merzig
Merzig
Location of Merzig within Merzig-Wadern district
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Coordinates: 49°27′N 6°37′E / 49.450°N 6.617°E / 49.450; 6.617Coordinates: 49°27′N 6°37′E / 49.450°N 6.617°E / 49.450; 6.617
Country Germany
State Saarland
District Merzig-Wadern
Government
 • Mayor Marcus Hoffeld (CDU)
Area
 • Total 108.79 km2 (42.00 sq mi)
Elevation 172 m (564 ft)
Population (2016-12-31)[1]
 • Total 29,812
 • Density 270/km2 (710/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 66651–66663
Dialling codes 06861, 06869
Vehicle registration MZG
Website www.merzig.de

Merzig is the capital of the district Merzig-Wadern, in Saarland, Germany. It is situated on the river Saar, approx. 35 km south of Trier, and 35 km northwest of Saarbrücken.

Municipalities[edit]

Merzig was created in 1974 as part of the territorial reform in Saarland. The present-day city consists of the previous town of Merzig and 16 surrounding municipalities. The population of the present city, including all outlying districts (as of June 30, 2011):

Municipality Population
Merzig 10,934
Ballern 1,189
Besseringen 2,979
Bietzen 968
Brotdorf 3,733
Büdingen 310
Fitten 706
Harlingen 565
Hilbringen 2,569
Mechern 834
Menningen 635
Merchingen 939
Mondorf 768
Schwemlingen 2,186
Silwingen 387
Weiler 350
Wellingen 291
Total 30,343

Sights[edit]

Sport[edit]

Merzig is the birthplace of footballer Kevin Trapp and tennis player Benjamin Becker.

Musical Theatre[edit]

Since 2012 Merzig stages musicals for two months each year, starring famous German musical actors like Uwe Kröger. The venue is a huge marquee, called 'Zeltpalast' (marquee palace).

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Merzig at Wikimedia Commons
  • Merzig travel guide from Wikivoyage

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