Wadgassen is a municipality in the district of Saarlouis
Saarlouis (district)
Saarlouis is a Kreis in the middle of the Saarland, Germany. Neighboring districts are Merzig-Wadern, Sankt Wendel, Neunkirchen, Saarbrücken, and the French département Moselle.-History:...

, in Saarland
Saarland is one of the sixteen states of Germany. The capital is Saarbrücken. It has an area of 2570 km² and 1,045,000 inhabitants. In both area and population, it is the smallest state in Germany other than the city-states...

, Germany
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. It is situated on the river Saar
Saar River
The Saar is a river in northeastern France and western Germany, and a right tributary of the Moselle. It rises in the Vosges mountains on the border of Alsace and Lorraine and flows northwards into the Moselle near Trier. It has two headstreams , that both start near Mont Donon, the highest peak...

, approx. 6 km southeast of Saarlouis
Saarlouis is a city in the Saarland, Germany, capital of the district of Saarlouis. In 2006, the town had a population of 38,327. Saarlouis, as the name implies, is located at the river Saar....

, and 15 km west of Saarbrücken
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Between 1135 and 1792 the Premonstratensian
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 Wadgassen Abbey  was located here.


  • 1974: Differten, Friedrichweiler, Hostenbach, Schaffhausen (Saar), Wadgassen (village), Werbeln

Local council

Party ./.
CDU 16
SPD 14
Independent 1

(as at 3 September 2008)


  • Glass industry (Villeroy & Boch
    Villeroy & Boch
    Villeroy & Boch is a large manufacturer of ceramics with the company headquarters located in Mettlach, Germany.-Company history:The company began in the tiny French village of Audun le Tiche, where François Boch set up a pottery company with his three sons in 1748. Later, the company moved to...

  • Mechanical engineering (Firma Koch; since 2007 FL SMIDTH KOCH MVT)
  • Startup: Factory-Outlet-Center


  • Deutsches Zeitungsmuseum (DZM) in the Abteihof (part of the former Premonstratensian abbey)
  • Glashütte Museum: Villeroy & Boch
  • Museum Academia Wadegotia - local history and living history of Wadgassen: Treppenstrasse 13 (csw Neubau), Wadgassen. Founded as institute museum.

  • Saarländisches Zweiradmuseum
    Saarländisches Zweiradmuseum
    Saarländisches Zweiradmuseum is a motorcycle museum in Saarland, Germany.-External links:*...

     on the site of the Cristallerie Wadgassen (closed on 30 September 2007)

Famous people

  • Daniel Braun
    Daniel Braun
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    , author
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     and journalist
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  • Johannes Kirschweng, poet
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