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St. Wendel is a municipality in northeastern Saarland and it is situated on the river Blies, 12 miles northeast of Saarbrucken. The town is named after Saint Wendelin of Trier. The centre of St. Wendel supposedly was the farm of a feudal lord from the Merovingian period named Baso, so the city was originally called Basonvillare. In the middle of the 18th century, St. Wendel knew a development in urban building. Commerce, especially the wool and leather industries, grew again. There were huge companies with over 100 weaving machines. Despite all the wars, there were still some historic buildings left in the city centre of St. Wendel until 1960. St. Wendel is a charming little town, where you can enjoy a wonderful time visiting the local attractions and eating at the many restaurants.
Top Attractions Within St. Wendel
Christmas Market in St. Wendel is a wonderful event that takes places the whole month of December. The main attractions of the market are the Christmas pyramid, the fairy castle, the medieval market activities to look at and to participate in, for instance the spinning room, or the writer's desk, weaving, dyeing and candle making. St. Wendel looks just wonderful in Christmas time.
Ethnical Museum of St. Wendel has been founded in 1898 and it gives tourists a glimpse of the history and culture of the area. The impressive building looks over the city like a castle. There are several areas in the Museum: the church, the ethnical museum with the pilgrim's room, the book store and the home for old missionaries. The complex is a great attraction that must not be missed.
Open Air Gallery in St. Wendel is a unique place. The artists Kalus Riefer and Christof Thome have created a particular attraction with the open air gallery, which is immediately apparent to all visitors. The artists paint on particularly exposed house the pictures of well known painters like da Vinci, Monet, van Gogh, Monet or Dali. It is wonderful place that is worth seeing.