Saarburg's Little Venice
The bridge “Auf dem Graben” offers a wonderful view of the small bridges spanning the Leukbach and the Buttermarkt (Butter market). The narrow rowed houses along the Leukbach have been resting on mighty oak poles for centuries. Originally, the Leuk used to flow around the city, feeding fish ponds and castle trenches of the “Saarburg”. In the 13th century, people forced the Leuk into a new bed without further ado in order to have sufficient extinguishing water in case of any fires.