Walk through the village, where the sky falling euro
• Walk on the village where the sky falling euro
Schengen - a small town whose name heard throughout the world. And most of it is nothing. Here on the roads with leaves lying bills, and at the local museum hangs the famous agreement that destroyed the internal borders between the countries of Europe.
Schengen - unremarkable village-town, which has become famous in spite of. In the summer of 1985 past her along the Moselle sailed cruiser "Princess Maria Avstrid".
It serious European officials signed an agreement "On the gradual abolition of checks at their common borders." Legendary called Schengen agreement. Firstly, while Luxembourg presidency of the EU Council. Secondly, it is very convenient location in Schengen. Until France and Germany - on the doorstep.
We decided to skip the visit to Villeroy & Boch Museum, and immediately went to the Schengen area. When we arrived at the place, it was raining, but we parked.
In Memory of the agreement made cool flowerbed-installation. Cyrillic "W" in the village of Schengen. symbolically came
The Schengen are measured and leisurely life of about 500 Luxembourgers. To life earning mostly wine production and sales of cheap gasoline Germans. Pay attention to the sign. To France - 2 km, to Germany - 1 km.
Because of winemaking topics are advised to come here in September. Just in time for harvest and subsequent tasting. We were a bit late and did not try the wine. And the purpose of this was not.
Not far from the museum of the Schengen agreement is set here such rusting stele. Frankly, fetish with hanging locks, anywhere, me to be fed. But in the case of the village - a cool idea. Comes from Germany conditional Vasya Pupkin, well, that is Yohas Mueller. Buys in the nearest souvenir shop lock hangs on the grid of the country. And as if proves that we look at what the Germans well, as we travel a lot. Not that the Romanians ....
In some castles scribbled the names of tourists.
Parking at the entrance to the museum. On the left - a piece of the famous Berlin Wall.
Schengen, it seems, a hamlet of non-poor. Every autumn, together with the leaves of the trees showered euro banknotes. They quickly dismantled the tourists, but something remains. We were lucky to find the top 20, to change our day. We immediately canceled the dinner with the group and decided to spend the free time to explore Luxembourg. And found the money to try to dine. By the way, it was enough for all three of them!
Autumn Luxembourg quadrocopter eyes. The main tourist attraction - is preserved part of the ancient castle. It was built back in 1390, but was demolished in the 19th century. All except the tower, which housed the prison. Local boast that long ago here stopped by Victor Hugo. He allegedly fell in love with the fortress that drew her account at a local hotel. Although rather Hugo simply tired of waiting and idly picked up a pencil. Be that as it may, the picture is still kept in the State Museum of Luxembourg.
Another attraction of the town - the old church of the 16th century with a beautiful body. They say it holds a gravestone with an epitaph babe Anna Huss background. According to legend, newborn girl immediately demanded the priest to baptize her. And immediately after the ceremony gave up the ghost. Sad.
I try not to do shots with a vertically downward-looking camera, but this could not resist. The lawns are well demonstrated European thoroughness and attention to detail.
Neighborhood of the city from a height of 300 meters
All of these hills and the quiet streets create a monstrous tranquility. Life here a long time froze, forgetting about the noise and din. In these villages for months discussing the same news, and a week to wash the stone with the same gossip.
In the central square is a monument with the stars. Each country represents. Symbol of Sweden chose hockey and ABBA group.
The Museum of the Schengen agreement - a place without action. Is that the original windows, reminiscent of bank terminals, such as diluted bleak picture.
Stand dedicated to things seized on the border. On display stick-beater, and all sorts of gadgets to experiment with marijuana.
caps customs of the countries of the Schengen zone
Note the gentlemen with shepherd, border patrol, and the column with the Russian tricolor. This is: trolling or hint?
If I'm not mistaken, in the photo the very Schengen Treaty. Europeans are great. We realized that to move within the continent without unnecessary delays and customs control much easier. And if they're not going to fight with each other, then why not protect the common borders together?
Sensation. Rustem Adagamov decided to get a Schengen passport
The special terminal, he entered your personal data and a few minutes later picked up the document ... even though a toy.
On the street estimated the Land Rover Defender, parked at the museum:
Awesome brown roof
The typical European approach. Beauty!
I love the building facades ovivayut branches