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Coordinates: 49°15′N 06°50′E / 49.250°N 6.833°E / 49.250; 6.833Coordinates: 49°15′N 06°50′E / 49.250°N 6.833°E / 49.250; 6.833
Country Germany
State Saarland
District Saarbrücken
  Mayor Klaus Lorig (CDU)
  Total 67.06 km2 (25.89 sq mi)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
  Total 39,129
  Density 580/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 66301–66333
Dialling codes 06898, 06802
Vehicle registration VK

Völklingen is a town in the district of Saarbrücken, in Saarland, Germany. It is situated on the river Saar, approx. 10 km west of Saarbrücken.

The town is known for its industrial past, the Völklinger Hütte (ironworks) being declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

Völklinger Hütte panorama


Völklingen is situated on the fertile alluvial plane at the confluence of the river Rossel and of the river Köller into the river Saar. In antiquity it was settled by Celtic tribes, then by the Romans.

Middle Ages

Franconian Colonization

The Franks colonized the area between the 5th and 9th centuries.

First Documented Mention

Völkingen was initially referred to as "Fulcolingas" by Durandis, Vice Chancellor to Louis the Pious in 822.

Peasant Settlement

Peasants living in the area were subject to taxation by the Count of Saarbrücken.

Early Modern Period

Peasant Uprising

The peasants of Völkingen revolted against the Count of Saarbrücken in 1566, when he ordered the construction of the Homburger castle.


The city is divided into ten districts:

People born in Völklingen

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