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Wadgassen
Zweiradmuseum
Zweiradmuseum
Coat of arms of Wadgassen
Wadgassen is located in Germany
Wadgassen
Coordinates 49°16′0″N 6°46′0″E / 49.266667°N 6.766667°E / 49.266667; 6.766667
Administration
Country Germany
State Saarland
District Saarlouis
Mayor Harald Braun (SPD)
Basic statistics
Area 25.93 km2 (10.01 sq mi)
Elevation 187 m  (614 ft)
Population 18,611  (31 March 2006)
 - Density 718 /km2 (1,859 /sq mi)
Other information
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate SLS
Postal code 66787
Area code 06834
Website www.wadgassen.de
Location of Wadgassen within Saarlouis district
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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.

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Religion

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

Fusion

  • 1974: Differten, Friedrichweiler, Hostenbach, Schaffhausen (Saar), Wadgassen (village), Werbeln

Politics

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Local council

Party ./.
CDU 16
SPD 14
FWG 2
Independent 1

(as at 3 September 2008)[1]

Mayor

  • From 1 May 1988 - today: Harald Braun, SPD
  • 1974 - 1988: Dr. Friedrich Mouty, CDU

Twin town

Economy

  • Glass industry (Villeroy & Boch).
  • Mechanical engineering (Firma Koch; since 2007 FL SMIDTH KOCH MVT)
  • Startup: Factory-Outlet-Center

Museums

  • 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)

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