|• Mayor||Bruno Schmitt (SPD)|
|• Total||75.06 km2 (28.98 sq mi)|
|• Density||110/km2 (280/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
It is situated on the right bank of the river Moselle, on the border with Luxembourg and France, approx. 25 km southeast of Luxembourg (city). It is joined by a bridge across the Moselle River with Schengen in Luxembourg and by a second bridge between Nennig and Remich. A fine Roman mosaic has been found in the village Nennig, part of the municipality of Perl.
The municipality counts Perl and 13 villages (Ortsteil):
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The municipality Perl can claim itself since more than 250 years as a school place. Oldest records about school teaching and school buildings date back to the year 1743.The Schengen Lyzeum Perl is the first cross-border grammar school which offers the German and Luxembourg diploma.
Roman mosaic floor
The Roman mosaic in Nennig with a size of 160m², is the largest mosaic north of the Alps. It was rebuilt in 1874 and restored in 1960. The mosaic is with its 15,65 m x 10,30 m large, ornamental decorated surface a gem and exceeds all mosaics, which were found in the Moselle region in Roman palaces and mansions so far.
Roman Villa Borg
The Roman Villa Borg was reconstructed faithfully with lobbies, public baths, gardens and Roman tavern. In Borg they cook after original recipes of the Roman gourmet Apicius. In addition there is still another set of showcases in which presented the finds from the Roman and Celtic time.
Palace von Nell and parc von Nell
In 1733 the hereditary tenant of the Trier Cathedral Chapter constructed a stately house (palace), which changed later into the possession of the family from Nell. The residential building is a nine-axle, two storey building with a front length from 24,30 m and a high kerb roof. Opposite the palace is a garden portal with double-barreled outside staircase that leads in the "Parc of Nell", which was transformed in the context of the project "Gärten ohne Grenzen" to the baroque garden.
Besch military cemetery
The military cemetery commemorates the fallen of the Second World War. Three large stone crosses stand atop a blown up bunker,. The cemetery is the last resting place of 1279 German dead and also 950 war victims of other nations.
Schloss Berg in Nennig actually consists of two castles, the lower and the upper castle. The lower castle is in private property and the upper castle was rebuilt later to the Renaissance-Schloss. Today it is a luxury hotel, a gourmet restaurant and a modern casino.
- "Fläche und Bevölkerung - Stand: 31.12.2013 (Basis Zensus 2011)" (PDF). Statistisches Amt des Saarlandes (in German). September 2014.
- (German) Municipal statistics at www.perl.de
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