It is one of the three places in Luxembourg where three national borders meet: Schengen, whose name has stood for a Europe of open borders since the signing of the European Treaty here on 14 June 1985. The area around the charming winegrowing village also offers numerous hiking opportunities. The “Dream Loop – Schengen without Borders” is known far beyond the borders and leads over about 8 kilometres from Schengen to Contz-les-Bains in France and back again.
Those who do not want to hike quite that far and are travelling with small children can walk the “Stroumbierg” nature trail, which was laid out in 2005 and provides extremely informative information about nature, culture, geology and agriculture. The tour, which is 4.5 km long in total and offers magnificent views, is divided into two loops.
The northern loop leads for about 2 km through the wine-growing area “Markusberg” with its striking tower and is easy to walk, even with a pram. Here the focus is on viticulture. The southern loop leads through the “Stroumbierg” nature reserve and is already more athletic, as there are several steep stairs to climb here. It is not possible to do this with a pram. The nature reserve focuses on various aspects of nature conservation, former underground gypsum mining, and geological and landscape features.
Information for visitors
- Everything you need to know about the nature trail can be found here.
- The trail starts and ends at the border bridge in Schengen. After the tour, you can take a break on the banks of the Moselle and/or visit the Museum of Europe, where you can also enjoy a cool drink on the terrace. More about the Museum of Europe can be found here.
- If you would like to do the dream loop with your family, you can find all the details here.