Wadgassen is a municipality in the district of Saarlouis, in Saarland, Germany. It is situated on the river Saar, approx. 6 km southeast of Saarlouis, and 15 km west of Saarbrücken.

Wadgassen
Zweiradmuseum
Zweiradmuseum
Coat of arms of Wadgassen
Coat of arms
Location of Wadgassen within Saarlouis district
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Wadgassen is located in Germany
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Wadgassen is located in Saarland
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Wadgassen
Coordinates: 49°16′N 6°46′E / 49.267°N 6.767°E / 49.267; 6.767Coordinates: 49°16′N 6°46′E / 49.267°N 6.767°E / 49.267; 6.767
CountryGermany
StateSaarland
DistrictSaarlouis
Government
 • MayorSebastian Greiber
Area
 • Total25.93 km2 (10.01 sq mi)
Elevation
187 m (614 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total17,190
 • Density660/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
66787
Dialling codes06834
Vehicle registrationSLS
Websitewww.wadgassen.de

ReligionEdit

Between 1135 and 1792 the Premonstratensian Wadgassen Abbey (German: Prämonstratenser-Chorherrenstift Wadgassen) was located here.

FusionEdit

PoliticsEdit

Local councilEdit

Party 2014 2009 2004
CDU 11 12 16
SPD 15 13 14
Linke 2 4 0
FDP 2 2 0
Grüne 2 1 0
FWG 1 1 2
Independent 0 0 1

(as at 24 May 2014)[2]

MayorEdit

  • From 1 May 2014 - today: Sebastian Greiber
  • 1 May 1988–30 April 2014: Harald Braun, SPD
  • 1974–1988: Dr. Friedrich Mouty, CDU

Twin townEdit

EconomyEdit

MuseumsEdit

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

Famous peopleEdit

Sources and external linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Saarland.de – Amtliche Einwohnerzahlen Stand 31.12.2018" (PDF). Statistisches Amt des Saarlandes (in German). June 2019.
  2. ^ Official report of the Wadgassen town council