European Museum Schengen

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Interior view of the museum (partial area)
Schengen Agreement (1985) signatures.jpg

European Museum Schengen (“Center européen”) is a museum in Schengen in Luxembourg that honors the Schengen Agreement with a permanent exhibition. On June 14, 1985, the Schengen Agreement was signed on the Moselle at the landing stage in Schengen on the passenger ship "MS Princesse Marie-Astrid" by the State Secretaries of the Benelux countries, France and Germany. 25 years later, on June 13, 2010, the European Museum Schengen was opened in memory of this event.

Robert Goebbels street sign

The focus is on the history and meaning of the Schengen agreements, which have become a positive symbol for the abolition of borders in Europe. With its permanent exhibition on 200 m², the interactive European Museum conveys basic knowledge about several independent subject blocks and is open daily with free admission. The starting point is the Treaty of Rome of 1957, in which the four European fundamental freedoms were established, including the freedom to travel and the abolition of checks on persons at internal borders.

The museum, the architectural design of which bears the signature of the architect François Valentiny , is located just below the Schengen Castle on Rue Robert Goebbels on the Moselle bank , named after Robert Goebbels , the Luxembourg State Secretary at the time. In 2015 it was given a facelift and its content was brought up to date. In the immediate vicinity of the museum are the three national pillars, the monument to the Schengen Agreement, two pieces of the Berlin Wall and other sculptures.

The European Museum is located in the “Center européen” building, which also houses the “Europe Direct Schengen” information center and the “An der aler Schwemm” café.

Opposite the “Center européen” on the Moselle is the tourist information office with souvenir shop and bike rental (pontoon boat). Both structures are operated by the "Schengen asbl" association.

Web links

Commons : European Museum (Schengen)  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. The European Schengen Museum
  2. Schengen - cradle of borderless Europe , site of the Luxembourg Ministry of Tourism
  3. Schengen asbl. In : Retrieved August 5, 2016 .

Coordinates: 49 ° 28 ′ 15 ″  N , 6 ° 21 ′ 58 ″  E