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Area:555.00 km²
Inhabitants:106,088 (2001)
pop. density:191 inh./km²
Car identification:MZG

Merzig-Wadern is a Kreis (district) in the north-east of the Saarland, Germany. Neighboring districts are Trier-Saarburg, Sankt Wendel, Saarlouis, and the french departement Moselle, and Luxemburg.

Table of contents
1 History
2 Geography
3 Coat of arms
4 Towns and municipalities
5 External links


The district was created in 1816 when the area became property of Prussia. After World War I the Saar area was under special government of the League of Nations, which did split the district into two parts. The area around Wadern stayed prussian, while the Merzig area became part of the Saar area. In 1935 the Saar area rejoined Germany, however it took till after the World War II that the two district parts were reunited in 1946.


The Saar River flows throught the district, the Moselle River forms the boundary in the west to Luxemburg.

Coat of arms

The coat of arms show the symbols of those countries which had possesions in the district's area. The top-left show the cross of Trier, the top-right those of Lorraine. The wolfs-hook in the bottom-left represents Dagstuhl, who owned Wadern, the lion in the bottom-right stands for Luxemburg who owned the western part of the district.

Towns and municipalities

  1. Merzig
  2. Wadern
  1. Beckingen
  2. Losheim am See
  3. Mettlach
  4. Perl
  5. Weiskirchen

External links

Official website (German)