This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Schengen. To help you make friends with Schengen before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Schengen, Luxembourg, is small town in far southeastern Luxembourg, bordering France and Germany. The previously fairly unknown town was put on the international map due to the Schengen Agreement, a treaty that was signed in the late twentieth century that is one of the cornerstones of the European Union. The agreement led to the so called Schengen Area, in which international border controls have been largely abolished. The treaty and the European idea is the focus of the European Museum, which was opened twenty-five years after the signing, soon after the start of the new millennium; it's one of the main attractions in Schengen nowadays. The permanent exhibition focuses on the history and significance of the Schengen Agreement. In addition to that, an interactive animated map on the history of Europe's borders is displayed. Visitors can see how the borders and the political relation of powers have changed since the early nineteenth century.
Schengen has three official languages -- French, Luxembourgish, and German. Luxembourgish is closely related to German, and a sharp boundary to neighbouring German dialects is missing. The region is also well known for its wines; particularly, the wines from the Moselle River have an excellent reputation. If you look for relaxation, you should give the hot springs resort in Mondorf a go -- it is the only resort of its kind in Luxembourg. Mondorf is only ten kilometres away from the town of Schengen and is home to Mondorf Domaine Thermal, a thermal bath with numerous offers of care and wellness treatments.
Remich is only a ten minutes’ drive to the north from Schengen. It is well known for the Esplanade along the Mosel River. It is a three-kilometre-long promenade of birch and cherry trees, which is particularly beautiful in spring -- combine the pleasant walk with a glass of wine on one of the scenic terraces. Alternatively, you can explore the river from a new perspective by a boat cruise.
In the region, you can choose from numerous hotels and holiday apartments; options for a Schengen, Luxembourg hostel may be limited, but what exists is located right in the centre of Schengen. The facilities of your Schengen, Luxembourg hostel are very modern and new; parking spaces are available for free.
Written by local enthusiast for Schengen hostelsFlo