Schengen, Luxembourg

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This article is about the village in Luxembourg. For other uses, see Schengen.
Schengen
Schengen
Commune
A view of Schengen
A view of Schengen
Coat of arms of Schengen
Coat of arms
Map of Luxembourg with Schengen highlighted in orange, the district in dark grey, and the canton in dark red
Map of Luxembourg with Schengen highlighted in orange, the district in dark grey, and the canton in dark red
Coordinates: 49°28′N 6°22′E / 49.467°N 6.367°E / 49.467; 6.367Coordinates: 49°28′N 6°22′E / 49.467°N 6.367°E / 49.467; 6.367
Country  Luxembourg
District Grevenmacher
Canton Remich
Government
 • Mayor Ben Homan
Area
 • Total 31.42 km2 (12.13 sq mi)
Area rank 21st of 105
Highest elevation 302 m (991 ft)
 • Rank 101st of 105
Lowest elevation 141 m (463 ft)
 • Rank 5th of 105
Population (2014)
 • Total 4,313
 • Rank 32nd of 105
 • Density 140/km2 (360/sq mi)
 • Density rank 48th of 105
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
LAU 2 LU00008006
Website schengen.lu

Schengen (pronounced [ˈʃeŋən]) 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. Other villages within the commune include Remerschen and Wintrange. As of 2005, the commune has a population of 1527 with an area of 10.63 square kilometres (4.10 sq mi).

The largest settlement within the commune of Schengen is Remerschen after which the commune used to be named. The name of the commune was changed in 2006[1] 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.[2]

The European Museum in Schengen[edit]

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. The signing of the Agreement is documented with historic photos and video and sound footage as well as statements by those involved at the time.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Loi du 24 juillet 2006 portant changement du nom de la commune de Remerschen en celui de Schengen" (PDF). Journal Officiel du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg: 2661. 30 August 2006. Retrieved 27 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Das Schloss von Schengen", Schengen a.s.b.l. (German) Retrieved 27 March 2011.