43 700 inhabitants
Around the time of Jesus’ birth, an important Roman-Celtic roadside town developed in the area that is now the city of Homburg, at the place where the highway from Metz to Mainz crosses the road from Trier to Strasbourg.
In 1330, Homburg was granted town status by Emperor Louis IV. In the second half of the 17th century, Sébastien Le Prestre de Vauban built Homburg up into a fortified city.
Since the end of the 19th century, Homburg has developed into a transregional industrial center.
Homburg is a university town and county seat in southwestern Germany. It lies on Autobahn A6, which crosses Autoroute A320 and the “Autoroute de l’Est” (A4) on the French side on its way towards Paris to the west, and through Mannheim and on to the Czech Republic to the east.
LIFE IN HOMBURG:
Homburg is a lively and exciting city, known for its high quality of life and many recreational activities. With its appealing pedestrian zones, squares and fountains, every moment you spend shopping, strolling, or just hanging out is pure pleasure here in the shopping and service capital of the Saarpfalz district.
With about 43,000 residents, Homburg is the third-largest city in the German state of Saarland, and the over 32,000 jobs here make it the second-largest business and research center in the state. Internationally-active companies in the automotive supply industry, including Robert Bosch GmbH,
Michelin, INA Schaeffler, and ThyssenKrupp, form the backbone of Homburg’s economy. Innovative businesses like Dr. Theiss Naturwaren GmbH and the Karlsberg brewing company appreciate Homburg’s business-friendly conditions, as do the city’s many mid-sized businesses, highly productive craftsmen, and flexible service providers.
Homburg is also home to the Medical Faculty of Saarland University. As a health care center, the city benefits from the Saarland University Medical Center’s international reputation in the fields of medical care, research and teaching.