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Town hall in Merzig
Town hall in Merzig
Coat of arms of Merzig
Coat of arms
Merzig   is located in Germany
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
 • Mayor Marcus Hoffeld (CDU)
 • Total 108.79 km2 (42.00 sq mi)
Elevation 172 m (564 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 29,937
 • Density 280/km2 (710/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 66651–66663
Dialling codes 06861, 06869
Vehicle registration MZG

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.


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 January 1, 2005):

Municipality Population
Merzig 10,959
Ballern 1,179
Besseringen 3,149
Bietzen 1,015
Brotdorf 3,854
Büdingen 321
Fitten 712
Harlingen 609
Hilbringen 2,661
Mechern 834
Menningen 620
Merchingen 953
Mondorf 835
Schwemlingen 2,254
Silwingen 398
Weiler 361
Wellingen 315
Total 31,029



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