Schengen Town Short Visit Tour

Central Europe 3rd part: 3-days in Benelux States: Luxembourg
October 17 to October 19, 2013

Luxembourg City short-visit tour 

Though I already know there is nothing much to see on this place, I visited intentionally to honor and pay tribute for a hassle-less visa unifying the best countries of Europe.

Schengen is a small wine-making village and commune in far south-eastern Luxembourg, near the tripoint where the borders of Germany, France, and Luxembourg meet. The name of the commune was changed in 2006 to take advantage of the Schengen's name recognition after the signing of the Schengen Agreement there in 1985. Schengen Castle dates from 1390 but was almost completely rebuilt in the 19th century. It is now a hotel and conference centre.

Schengen Agreement was named after a small village in Luxembourg that is located on the point where its borders meet those of Germany and France. In 1985, the dismantling of internal border controls started across the European Union. The Schengen Agreement has made passport-free travel possible for over 400 million Europeans. From the initial five, the Schengen area now includes 26 countries. Consequently, both EU citizens and non-EU nationals may freely move around within the Schengen area.

Schengen town and museum

Schengen town and museum

Schengen town and museum

Schengen town and museum

Schengen town and museum

Schengen town and museum

The European Museum was opened on 13 June 2010, 25 years after the signing of the Schengen Treaty, in the building "Centre Européen". The permanent trilingual exhibition on the history and significance of the Schengen Agreements, on 200 square meters of exhibition space, shows visitors that the elimination of the control of persons at the internal borders put into practice one of the four foundational European freedoms set down in the 1957 Treaty of Rome.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schengen,_Luxembourg

Schengen town and museum

Schengen town and museum

Schengen town and museum

Schengen town and museum

Schengen town and museum

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much of thanks for visiting the viewing deck ^_^

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