Schengen, is Europe of the future!

And I bring out east again to neighboring nice Luxembourg and one icon town that is a symbol of European unity, that desperate goals seek by over 400 million people trying to live in peace and prosperity. Not easy I know but we keep on trying…

I like to show you a bit more on Schengen. The European Center, the famous old Castle and the Church of St Sauveur. Hope you enjoy and thanks again for reading.

Schengen is a town in the canton of Remich in Luxembourg. The town is located in the extreme southeast of Luxembourg, close to the tripoint Germany-France-Luxembourg. It is a wine town, part of the Moselle vineyard.

In 1949, was the laying of the first stone of the building of the Church of St Sauveur was consecrated in 1950.  This after many fires had destroyed the much older Church on the site several times. The large roof gives a light appearance. Likewise the corners and nooks of the Church, the Romanesque arches of the windows and the lateral position of the tower underline this aspect. The vaulted nave ends in an impressive triumphal arch and culminates in the choir which is illuminated by six high and narrow stained glass windows.

The tabernacle, the Annunciation ,and the Way of the Cross are made in copper the doors of the Tabernacle show the scene of the Annunciation. The paintings of the Way of the Cross have no frame and are perfectly integrated into the architecture. The consecration crosses and the interposed candlesticks are reminiscent of the consecration of the Church of St Sauveur. In the niches to the left and to the right of the triumphal arch of the lateral altars are dedicated to the comforter (left) and the Savior of the World (right). On the left under the rood is the old baptistery. On the 25th anniversary of the Schengen treaties an icon of the patron Saints of Europe was put in.

So new the city of Schengen only shows a picture of it! City of Schengen on St Sauveur Church

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Schengen

 Schengen

The visitor European Center houses the European Museum, a permanent exhibition about the European Union and the Schengen Agreement as well as a Europe information center with documentation about the activities of the European Union.

Even 30 years after the first treaty was signed, the term Schengen is still a symbol for the freedom of movement and the abolishment of borders in Europe. Inaugurated in 2010, the European Museum is dedicated to the history and significance of the Schengen agreement. The exhibition is spread over 200 m2, retraces the development from a Europe of borders towards a more unified Europe with a common citizenship in a clear and interactive manner. The abolishment of systematic border controls within the Schengen zone has been the first step in applying the four fundamental freedoms established with the Treaty of Rome in 1957.

Official Schengen information Center and Museum

Schengen

 Schengen

Schengen

Schengen

Schengen Castle in Schengen near the borders with France and Germany. Dating from 1390 but almost completely rebuilt in the 19C. The 14C fortified castle was torn down by the industrialist Jean-Nicolas Collart in 1812 who built a residential manor house in its place. All that remained of the medieval building was its round central tower. The castle’s most famous visitor was certainly Victor Hugo who visited the Castle in 1871 and made a sketch of the old tower.

From 1939, the Schengen castle was occupied by the congregation of Saint Elizabeth, but in April 2010, it opened as a hotel and conference center. Together with the surrounding buildings, it has meeting facilities for up to 100 participants. It is part of the gardens with more info in French here.

Schengen Castle gardens in German gardens site

Schengen

Schengen

Some further webpages to help you plan your trip here and it is a must to see in Europe

Tourist office of Schengen in English

Tourist office of the Moselle basin on Schengen in English

Tourist office of Luxembourg on Schengen in English

Hope you like it as we did lovely ride along the Moselle river by car glorious and then the town is very quant indeed historically famous. Schengen is Europe!

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all!!!

 

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