The newspaper has always been a medium that plays a very special role in our society. As a result, she can always tell a very special story, not only about others, but also about herself. The German Newspaper Museum in Wadgassen is a particularly good place to explore this very history in more detail. On almost 500 square meters, it lovingly recounts the history of the print medium.
You can experience the theme of the museum within a total of three thematic areas.
History of the newspaper
In the first part of the exhibition you can fully experience the History of the newspaper to the world. You first go back to the beginnings of the medium and can discover piece by piece how exactly it has attained the meaning it has for us today. Likewise, special highlights such as the great Spiegel affair in 1962 are not omitted, so that it does not remain here with the simple description of historical facts, but everything can also be discovered in a varied way by you. Some newspaper cupboards, from which you can draw draw drawers with copies of original newspaper articles, contribute to this.
History of technologies
The second topic area is more concerned with the History of technology in the newspaper world. As you can probably imagine, presses and other machines belong to the special attention here, which you can experience very closely and richly in detail through numerous exhibits. In the German Newspaper Museum Wadgassen, however, this part of the exhibition is particularly active, as you as a visitor get the unique opportunity to print a newspaper yourself under expert guidance.
Interactive hands-on stations
The interactive experience of history is also very important in the third section of the museum. With so-called hands-on stations you can playfully learn more about the individual sections of the newspaper industry. This learning aid that can be touched also reflects the museum's general endeavour that the newspaper itself is an important and active print medium about which one can learn interesting things again and again.
- The day pass at German Newspaper Museum Wadgassen is €5 making it the cheapest tourist attraction in the Saarland.
How to get there
If you want to reach the Deutsches Zeitungsmuseum by car, take the A620 and leave it at the Wadgassen exit. At the roundabout, keep in the direction of Bous and then take the left turn onto "Am Abteihof".
Around the building itself you will find plenty of parking space.
By public transport
If you are travelling by public transport, you can first take the train to Bous and then walk to the museum in ten minutes.