Merzig-Wadern holiday rentals are set in the northwestern portion of Germany’s Saarland region. As the name might suggest the River Saar flows through the area, which is noted for its rural beauty, home to orchards, vineyards and forest, making it perfect for cyclists and walkers.
Perhaps the main reason holidaymakers head for self-catering accommodation in Merzig-Wadern is to make the most of the beautiful countryside. The area is labelled as a paradise for anyone who enjoys outdoor recreation. For cyclists the towpaths that run alongside the Saar and Mosel rivers provide the ideal setting for a scenic ride. The route will take in sweeping countryside and picturesque old towns and villages. The Mosel valley is known also for its vineyards that originated here during the Roman era and line the hillsides in places such as Saarburg, Serrig and Konz. For walkers there’s an extensive and well marked network of paths to follow in the region surrounding Merzig-Wadern holiday rentals, with numerous interesting sights to discover in the undulating countryside. The area is also home to plenty of history, and the Roman influence can be seen at a handful of locations. The most notable is a short drive away in Trier, which is Germany’s oldest city and protected as a UNESCO World heritage Site. Here you’ll be able to see the spectacular Porta Nigra gate, the Roman baths and the huge amphitheatre, which once had a capacity of more than 20,000. Porta Nigra is especially worth seeing – it’s the largest Roman structure of its kind north of the Alps.
Luxembourg is short drive from Merzig-Wadern and despite its small size packs a great deal of historical interest. There are a number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites here in the old City of Luxembourg, including the Casemates Bock, a subterranean system of fortifications that dates to the 1700s. The older parts of the city sit dramtically on a hillside, overlooking the lower, and newer Grund area.
Merzig-Wadern is in a part of Germany with a climate influenced by the sea. There’s quite a lot of rainfall here, particularly in the late summer and spring. Temperatures are generally mild, with winter highs getting just above freezing, and temperatures hitting the mid-20s on the warmer summer days.
There are two major airports within a 45-minute drive of the Merzig-Wadern area. Luxembourg-Findel (LUX) can be reached from the UK with Air France, British Airways or EasyJet from London-City (LCY), Gatwick (LGW) and Heathrow (LHR). You can also get to Saarbrücken Airport (SCN) from London Southend (SEN) with OLT Express.