German newspapers are a great resource to find out more about your ancestors. More and more newspapers are digitized and are available online. Let me give you two links that will be very helpful – but there are many more out there and many more to come!
The Bayerische Staatsbibliothek in Munich has a project called digibib and you just need to follow this link to find loads of newspapers! The best thing is that they have a search function where you can even search for your ancestor’s name! It is called Volltextsuche in German.