Felsberg (Saar)

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Community Überherrn
Former municipality coat of arms of Felsberg
Coordinates: 49 ° 17 ′ 32 "  N , 6 ° 42 ′ 4"  E
Height : 217 m
Area : 5.11 km²
Residents : 1409  (Dec. 31, 2010)
Population density : 276 inhabitants / km²
Incorporation : 1st January 1974
Postal code : 66802
Area code : 06837
Felsberg (Saarland)

Location of Felsberg in Saarland

View of Felsberg
View of Felsberg

Felsberg is a part of the municipality of Überherrn in the district of Saarlouis ( Saarland ). The district is divided into Unterfelsberg, Oberfelsberg and Neuhof. Until the end of 1973 Felsberg was an independent municipality.


Felsberg is located on the ascent from Saarlouis to the Saargau towards Metz and on to Paris . Felsberg is characterized by its scenic and topographically impressive location. While Unterfelsberg characterizes the vastness of the Saar Valley, the upper part (Oberfelsberg) belongs to the foothills of the Lorraine hill country. Ober- and Unterfelsberg are connected by a very steep ascending road, which is why the place is often called “Stai” (the steep path) in the Moselle-Franconian dialect.


The Saarlouis fortress was built from 1680 . For this purpose, stones from quarries in today's Oberfelsberg were also used. The stonemasons and their families settled on site and thus founded the village of Felsberg, which is named after the nearby Neufelsberg Castle . The first written mention of the place dates back to April 22, 1704.

As part of the Saarland territorial and administrative reform , the previously independent municipality of Felsberg was assigned to the municipality of Überherrn on January 1, 1974 .


Regular events

Felsberg traditionally celebrates the Oranna fair on the 3rd Sunday in September together with the neighboring villages Altforweiler and Berus .


On June 10, 1934, Felsberg was the venue for the Felsberg race. Hans Stuck won this hill climb over a distance of 8 km in an AUTO UNION TYPE A in 3 minutes 15 seconds at an average speed of 147 km / h.

On July 4, 1970, Felsberg was a stage location of the Tour de France . The 8th stage, which started in Ciney , Belgium, ended here after 232.5 km . Frenchman Alain Vasseur , father of Cédric Vasseur, was the winner of the stage .

In 2007, SV Felsberg became champions for the first time in its 60-year club history (Kreisliga B Saarlouis). SV Felsberg prevailed 2-1 in a playoff in Wadgassen against competitor SF Heidstock. In 2012, SV Felsberg was promoted to the district league for the first time in the club's history after the division structure reform of the Saarland Football Association.

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Federal Statistical Office (ed.): Historical municipality directory for the Federal Republic of Germany. Name, border and key number changes in municipalities, counties and administrative districts from May 27, 1970 to December 31, 1982 . W. Kohlhammer, Stuttgart / Mainz 1983, ISBN 3-17-003263-1 , p. 808 .

Web links

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