Wallerfangen was hit hard during World War II and bore the brunt of it due to its location. But that has not in the least dampened their enthusiasm.
Have you ever held up a piece of crockery marked Villeroy & Boch and appreciated its graceful contours? Well, Wallerfangen is home to the famous brand of ceramics. You might be surprised to know that they started production in the 18th century.
I know I was; I actually thought these were quite modern and made in China. In fact the ceramic flea market is devoted to this and other things, so, if you’re looking to surprise Grandma on her birthday, here’s your chance. ;-)
Wallerfangen’s attractions, in fact, include the Chateau de Villeroy. The Old Town Hall is nowadays an elementary school, so maybe you should just admire from a distance. The old Synagogue has now transformed to a Church.
For the interesting tales behind these and other war facts you need to visit the Heimatmuseum a.k.a. Local History Museum. You’ll be amazed at the range of the exhibits. They have artifacts from the Stone Age including tools and implements as well as jewelry from the Bronze Age.
Another site worth visiting is the Saargau House, a local farm museum which tells you tales of the local lifestyle and culture. You will be bowled over by the lovely garden.
Wallerfangen has plenty of action where sports and outdoor activities are concerned. If you want a good swim after a day of sightseeing, get yourself to the outdoor pool.
Better yet, visit the Blue Hole Youth Village. They have this charming accommodation with roofs sloping almost to the ground. What’s more, they also have a great outdoor games area including facilities for tennis, football, volleyball, and basketball. A short distance away is the pool where you can cool off nicely. To top it all off, they have bbq and a self-service kitchen.