For a chance to see the German Newspaper Museum, you are going to have to make the trek to the west German city of Wadgassen. This museum tells the story of the historical changes and the technical background of the production and distribution of the daily newspaper. Over 4000 different exhibits give a more than detailed story.
A lot of tourists come to Germany for architecture. If you do visit the Newspaper Museum, make sure to pay attention to the building that it is housed in. This is the former goods and economy house of the Prämonstratenser Convent.
The town of Wadgassen in Saarland is also famous for glass production and glass working. In the Glass Museum, you can see some of the most amazing pieces that have been made out of glass. The most famous part of the museum is the display of pieces of ceramics from Villeroy and Boch, who are based in Saarland.
If you didn’t come to Wadgassen for the museums, you probably came for the nature. There are several different natural areas that I recommend including the nature preserve Eulenmühle. This huge area includes forests, paths and trails all designed to get people out of their homes and into nature.
If your guidebook is a few years old, you might not know about the Saaraue, which is a nature biotope that is now a place for tourists and residents to relax and see the greenness of the province.
If you can speak German, take a walk down one of the learning nature paths in and around the town. The signs on the path will give you clues on what you can expect to see (or what you are looking at). It makes it a lot more interesting if you know that you are looking at an oak tree instead of a pine tree, doesn’t it? ;-)