;ref Bennet, p. 29 Kohde-Kilsch currently lives in Saarland with her husband, Chris Bennett, and their son, Fynn. The couple operate CeKay Music, a music publishing house and production company. In addition to farming, peat harvesting became an important industry in the 18th and 19th century. After the railroad was built in 1868 many Ramstein men started working in the coal mines of the Saarland. The textile industry arrived in Ramstein in the 19th century. The former farming and artisan village slowly developed into an industrial community. '''Homburg''' is a town in Saarland, Germany, the administrative seat of the Saarpfalz (Saarpfalz-Kreis) district. With a population of c. 44,000 inhabitants, is the third city in its federal state. The medical department of the University of Saarland (Saarland University) is situated here. The city is also home to the Karlsberg (Karlsberg (brewery)) beer brewery. Major employers include Michelin and Robert Bosch GmbH. 26 06 2009 align left WikiPedia:Saarland Dmoz:Regional Europe Germany States Saarland Commons:Category:Saarland
, steel industry, ceramic industry and computer science and information systems industry. In the past, coal mining WikiPedia:Saarland Dmoz:Regional Europe Germany States Saarland Commons:Category:Saarland
Saarland all year long. Merzig has fantastic cider and is honored at the Viez festival. An entire "wine summer" is dedicated to the grape. The wine of the Saar is made in the upper Moselle valley. The wine is made from Elbling grapes and grapes from Auxerrios and Burgundy vines. Sleep The accommodation base is adequate if not quite abundant, and consists of some mid-price to economic chain hotels, as well as small local independent hotels and guest houses. Staying anywhere within Saarland affords good opportunities to visit the entirety of the region, as no destination is ever more than 100 kms, or 1.5 hours, away. Go next * Rhineland-Palatinate surrounds Saarland entirely from the German side and there are good connections between the two ''Laender'' * Saarland border the French (France) region of Lorraine from the south. Local trains take 1 hour to get from Saarbrücken to Metz * Luxembourg is less than 1.5 hours away by road, bordering Saarland from the west - be mindful that there is no direct railway connection, so by train it takes 3 hours, there are also short flights between Saarbrücken and Luxembourg Findel Airport (30 minutes, c.a. 175 EUR). WikiPedia:Saarland Dmoz:Regional Europe Germany States Saarland Commons:Category:Saarland
of Trier, and the Academy of European Law (ERA). It is one of the five "central places (Central Place Theory)" of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate. Along with Luxembourg, Metz and Saarbrücken, fellow constituent members of the QuattroPole union of cities, it also forms a central place of the greater region encompassing Saar-Lor-Lux (Saarland, Lorraine (Lorraine (région)) and Luxembourg), Rhineland-Palatinate, and Wallonia. event_end Reunification 1990
%. On 27 October 1956 the Saar Treaty declared that Saarland should be allowed to join the Federal Republic of Germany, which it did on 1 January 1957. This was the last significant international border change in Europe until the fall of Communism. The Saarland's reunification with the Federal Republic of Germany was sometimes referred to as the ''Kleine Wiedervereinigung'' ("little reunification", in contrast with the post-Cold War absorption of the East Germany GDR
origin Wadgassen Saarland, Germany genre Gothic metal History French soldiers (French army) encountered the S-mine during minor probes into the coal-rich German Saar (Saarland) region in September 7–11, 1939, during the so-called Phoney War. The S-mine contributed to the withdrawal of these French incursions. Lieutenant-Colonel C.E.E. Sloan, ''Mine Warfare on Land'', Brassey’s, London, 1986. ref>
gain a low percentage of votes, whereas the Reformed Protestant (Reformed churches) region of East Frisia directly to the north, with its strong traditional streak of anti-Catholism, is one of their strongest constituencies. Further south, the SPD also enjoys solid support in northern Hesse (Hans Eichel was mayor of Kassel, then Hesse's minister president, then finance minister in the Schröder (Gerhard Schröder) administration, while Brigitte Zypries served as Justice Minister), parts of Palatinate (Palatinate (region)) (Kurt Beck was party leader until 7 September 2008), the Saarland (political home of one-time candidate for federal chancellor Oskar Lafontaine, defected from the SPD in 1999), and southwestern Baden (Marion Caspers-Merk, Gernot Erler). The PDS survived the reunification of Germany and eventually started growing again, managing to get representatives elected to the Bundestag. The PDS remained influential in former eastern Germany, especially at the state and local levels, in articulating east-German issues and addressing social problems. In 2007 the PDS merged with the Labour and Social Justice – The Electoral Alternative (''Arbeit und soziale Gerechtigkeit–Die Wahlalternative, WASG'') to create the new party The Left (The Left (Germany)) (''Die Linke''), which has resulted in a higher acceptance in western states, the party now also being represented in the parliaments of Schleswig-Holstein, Lower Saxony, Bremen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Saarland, Hesse and Hamburg. Naming There is debate as to whether the events of 1990 should be properly referred to as a "reunification" or a "unification". Proponents WikiPedia:Saarland Dmoz:Regional Europe Germany States Saarland Commons:Category:Saarland
father was difficult and brutal, so it was a relief when he went off to Trier to continue his education. During his youth, Barbie was often shy and quiet. He was passably intelligent without being brilliant. He was reasonably popular without being considered a leader. While unemployed, Barbie was drafted into the Nazi labour service, the ''Reichsarbeitsdienst''. To the east, Luxembourg borders the German (Germany) ''Bundesländer (States of Germany)'' of Rhineland-Palatinate
, but plays on the High German word "Mutterschaft", or "motherhood"); another depicts a trio of men at a bar, with one realizing his beer has been drunk by one of the others, the slogan reading ''"Kenner war's"'' (meaning "It was no one" ''Keiner war es'' in Saarlandish, but playing on the High German word ''"Kenner"'', or "connoisseur", translating to "It was a connoisseur"); a third shows an empty beer crate in the middle
The '''Saarland''' (German (German language): ''das Saarland'' – In terms of both area and population size – apart from the city-states of Berlin (Berlin, Germany), Bremen (Bremen (state)) and Hamburg – it is Germany's smallest federal state. The wealth of its coal deposits and their large-scale industrial exploitation, coupled with its location on the border between France and Germany, have given the Saarland a unique history in modern times.
Prior to its creation as the Territory of the Saar Basin (Saar (League of Nations)) by the League of Nations after World War I, the Saarland (or simply "the Saar", as is frequently referred to) did not exist as a unified entity. Until then, some parts of it had been Prussia (Kingdom of Prussia)n while others belonged to Bavaria (Kingdom of Bavaria). The inhabitants voted to rejoin Germany in a plebiscite held in 1935.
From 1947 to 1956 the Saarland was a French-occupied territory (the "Saar Protectorate (Saar (protectorate))") separate from the rest of Germany. Between 1950 and 1956, Saarland was a member of the Council of Europe. In 1955, in another plebiscite, the inhabitants were offered independence, but voted instead for the territory to become a state of West Germany.
From 1920 to 1935, and again from 1947 to 1959, the inhabitants of the Saarland used postage stamps issued specially for the territory; see postage stamps and postal history of the Saar for details.