Schengen is a village in far south-eastern Luxembourg near the tripoint where the borders of Germany, France, and Luxembourg meet. Schengen is known because the Schengen Agreement, which abolished passport controls between some EU members, was signed here in 1985.
By carSchengen is located along highway A13, which connects to the Land of the Red Rocks and Mondorf-les-Bains. After the border crossing into Germany, it becomes Autobahn 8, connecting to Saarbrücken and Saarlouis. When travelling from Luxembourg City, use the E29 heading for Remich. Just before the bridge over the Moselle into Germany, a sign will direct you to take a right turn onto the Route National 10. Schengen will be on the signs from this point on, though reaching it is as simple as following the road.
By public transitFrom City of Luxembourg, it's possible to reach Schengen by public transport in just under an hour. Catch Bus 175 towards Remich and disembark at "Mondorf - Christophorus". From that stop, it is possible to catch the connecting Bus 185 towards Remich which stops in Schengen. The buses are timed to connect, with a transfer time of 5 minutes, although the latter bus will wait if the former is running late. Bus 185 runs hourly throughout the week.
The train station of Perl, which is the German town on the other end of the river Moselle, connects to Koblenz, Trier and Wittlich, as well as Nennig (for Remich), Wellen (for Grevenmacher) and Oberbillig, from which you can walk a few minutes, take a ferry, take the train one stop south and end up in Mertert.
By boatSchengen shares a harbor with Remich, Port de Schwebsange, located in between both towns, near Schwebsange. Prices per day are €10 for boats up to 6 meters in length, €12,50 for 6-8 meters, €14,50 for 8-10 meters, €16 for 10-12 meters, after which every additional meter is €2 more expensive. Electricity costs €2,50 per day. Check-in is possible after 14:00, check-out must be before 11:00.
By planeThe nearest airport is the Luxembourg airport (LUX), 31 km by road. Other possible airport to use include Hahn airport (120 km) and Frankfurt airport (220 km).
The town of Schengen can easily be travelled on foot. Along the Rue Robert Goebbels you will find a small structure in the Moselle, which services as a bike rental point,
address: Rue Robert GoebbelsThis museum was opened in 2010, 25 years after the signing of the Schengen Treaty, in the building "Centre Européen".
Schengen CastleDating from 1390 but almost completely rebuilt in the 19th century, it is now a hotel and conference centre.
A piece of the Berlin Wallhas been put up to honor the "borderless" Europe that originated here.
Monument commemorating the signing of the accords
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Grill Dreiländereckphone: +49 68 67 91 12 55address: Am Dreiländereck 25-27, Perl (D)
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Hote Distinguephone: +352 26 66 53 77address: 57 Waistrooss
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address: Hubertus-von-Nell-Straße 19, Perl (D)
phone: +49 6867 561594address: Bergstraße 2-4, Perl (D)All 6 single and 19 double rooms have a TV and internet access. Smoking is prohibited.
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- Follow the Moselle downstream via either the water or the N10, and you will find yourself coming by Remich, Grevenmacher and Mertert, eventually passing Trier and ending at the merge point with the Rhine, Koblenz.
- Follow the N10 entirely and you will find yourself in Echternach, Luxembourg's oldest city, followed by Vianden, the castle of which is one of Luxembourg's biggest tourist attractions.