If you ask any resident in all of the twelve municipalities of Nohfelden what you should see in their town, you might get a myriad of answers. However, they will all tell you to go see the Bostalsee (see webcam!).
The Bostalsee is an incredibly clear lake (and the town’s largest tourist attraction) and has been since it was opened for fun since the 1970’s. Don’t let the word tourist fool you, however, even Nohfelden’s residents like to come play here. It’s got a sandy beach, water that’s great for swimming, a whole bunch of walking and bicycling trails; and to top it off — it’s even got an indoor wave pool.
If you rather not be splashing about, you could always commune quietly with nature in the Saar-Hunsrück Nature Park. The nature park is over 2000 square kilometers, so it’s best to bring some super comfortable walking shoes.
Hard to top that, but, Nohfelden has a fantastic castle to see. OK, it’s in ruins; but, still awesome to see this 13th century edifice. Castle Veldenz’s donjon (tower) still stands over a hundred meters high! The only thing is, you can only visit the ruins between April and October when it’s open for visitors.
Although not from the Middle Ages, at least come see the Wolfersweiler Church built in 1788. Oh wait, that DOES come from the medieval time period (no, I’m not confusing my history), the church’s tower foundations were put here in the 12th century! It’s also where folks like to come and enjoy many concerts (churches have great acoustics). This too, is only open from May to October for visitors, though.
A more traditional style museum in Nohfelden is a bit unique. It’s a “costume” museum, but not like a Broadway or Las Vegas style costume. No, more like traditional clothing worn from days past (1845-1920).
If you’re here in Nofelden looking up some of your family’s heritage, don’t forget to look at the two Jewish cemeteries that mostly survived World War II, though parts of them were damaged during the National Socialist period.
It won’t matter your reasons for wanting to come to Nohfelden, you’ll love it all the same.