The Moselle flows through France, Luxembourg and Germany past pitoresque medieval towns and vertiginous hillsides filled with vines. It meanders leisurely from place to place, holding in store sights of fairy-tale castles or fortresses, some destroyed by long-ago battles or lovingly restored and maintained. Around every bend in the river, wine restaurants and small towns glued to the hillsides await, where time seems to stand still.
Story, Camera, Edit : Bert Schwarz
© reisemagazin TV 2020
Schengen is the cradle of borderless Europe. The small wine-growing village was chosen because of its ideal location in the border triangle. Here the Benelux countries, France and Germany meet.
Whoever says Schengen thinks of peace and freedom, as well as traveling without stopping at the borders within Europe. History was made in 1985 in the small winegrowing village on the Moselle. The agreement named after this place was signed on the "MS Princesse Marie-Astrid". This was the first step towards the dismantling of barriers, border posts and border controls in large parts of Europe.
Here within the border triangle of Luxembourg - Germany - France, you can actually experience borderless Europe up close in Schengen: the gas stations are full of mostly German vehicles and Schengen wine is grown in all three countries.