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    Walking time 

    Saarbrücken has 2,407 km of streets and paths. If you wanted to walk them all, assuming you walked four kilometers an hour, eight hours a day, it would take you 75 days. And, when you need to get home there are 457 bus and tram stops, and subway and railway stations in Saarbrücken.


    Assuming that every kilometer of street in Saarbrücken has an average of 33 street lamps with 50W of power, then Saarbrücken has more than 79,428 street lamps, which use 4 megawatts of electricity per hour. Over a number of years, that adds up to the amount of energy produced by a volcanic eruption.

    Local recreation 

    With a total area of 2 square kilometers, public green spaces and parks make up 1.2% of Saarbrücken’s total area, 167 square kilometers. That means each of Saarbrücken’s 177,201 residents has an average of 11.3 square meters – less than most large Zoo animals!


    When people in Saarbrücken want to go out, they are spoilt for choice; the city has more than 559 cafés, restaurants, bars, ice-cream parlors, beer gardens, cinemas, nightclubs and theatres. If they were all lined up along a single street, it would need to be at least 3 km long.


    More than 285 sights and monuments, and far more than 1,240 retailers, mean there is plenty of sightseeing to do in Saarbrücken. Feeling tired? After a hard day visiting all the cultural attractions in the city, shopping or a night at the theatre, Saarbrücken offers more than 42 hotels, youth hostels and camp sites.
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