The state of Saarland, named for the river Saar, has changed from its earlier reputation as a center for mining coal. Other types of business now keep the economy of Saarland and its capital, Saarbrucken, bustling. Those with a love of the outdoors and beautiful landscapes will delight in the dense forests of Saarland. River trips are also a popular pastime for tourists and natives alike, many of whom take in Saar-Hunsruck Nature Park. The capital is a 21st century city in many ways, though the city retains much of its old-world atmosphere. There is ample opportunity for fun, with cultural activities and festivals at various times throughout the year. Baroque Castle in the capital city is often the site for these events.