Mettlach

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Mettlach
MettlachLutwin.jpg
Coat of arms of Mettlach
Coat of arms
Location of Mettlach
Mettlach is located in Germany
Mettlach
Mettlach
Mettlach is located in Saarland
Mettlach
Mettlach
Coordinates: 49°29′39.2″N 6°36′18.7″E / 49.494222°N 6.605194°E / 49.494222; 6.605194Coordinates: 49°29′39.2″N 6°36′18.7″E / 49.494222°N 6.605194°E / 49.494222; 6.605194
CountryGermany
StateSaarland
DistrictMerzig-Wadern
Government
 • MayorJudith Thieser (CDU)
Area
 • Total78.08 km2 (30.15 sq mi)
Elevation
154-451 m (−1,326 ft)
Population
(2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total12,081
 • Density150/km2 (400/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
66693
Dialling codes06864
Vehicle registrationMZG
Websitewww.mettlach.de

Mettlach is a municipality in the district Merzig-Wadern, in Saarland, Germany, situated on the river Saar, approximately 7 km (4.3 mi) northwest of Merzig, and 30 km (19 mi) south of Trier. The headquarters of Villeroy & Boch are in Mettlach. Also, the Mettlach tiles are named after the municipality.[2]

Municipalities[edit]

The population of the present city, including all outlying districts(as of 31 December 2015):

Municipality Population
Bethingen 250
Dreisbach 159
Faha 339
Mettlach 3.192
Nohn 689
Orscholz 3.664
Saarhölzbach 1.623
Tünsdorf 894
Wehingen 477
Weiten 1.163

Sights[edit]

  • Saarschleife at the Cloef
  • Castle Montclair within the Saarschleife
  • Castle Ziegelberg
  • Castle Saareck
  • Old abbey
  • Old tower
  • Parish Church of St. Lutwinus, with alabaster choir star unique in Germany
  • Chapel St. Joseph
  • cultural-historical exhibition in the adventure center of Villeroy & Boch
  • Cloef-Atrium (conference and visitor center) in Orscholz

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fläche und Bevölkerung - Stand: 31.12.2017 (Basis Zensus 2011)" (PDF). Statistisches Amt des Saarlandes (in German). September 2018.
  2. ^ "THE METTLACH TILES, A STORY IN THEMSELVES". Villeroy & Boch. villeroyboch-group.com. Archived from the original on 9 April 2016. Retrieved 18 April 2016.