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(FF) - Schengen (L) - Perl (D) - Apach (F)

Schengen (L):

Little village along the river Mosel in the "Vallée de la Moselle Luxembourgeoise' in the Remerschen community.

460 inhabitants
142 m above sealevel
Postalcode: L-

Distances: Luxembourg: 31 km, Mondorf13 km

Perl (Obermosel) D:

On the eastern bank of the river Mosel in Merzig community (MZG), Saarland.

inhabitants:
220 m above sealevel
Postal code: D-66706

Distances: Saarburg: 22 km; Trier: 48 km

Apach (F):

Situated in Northern Lorraine along the river Mosel and the border to neighbouring German state Saarland.

146 m above sealevel

Distances: Metz 47 km; Nancy: 95 km

Tripoint:

Well, actually not a real tripoint in the classical sense, but a "triline", because the river Mosel between LU and DE is a condominium!
Meaning the whole width of the river is Luxembourg and Germany.
Hence the reason why it is probably not marked at the lock.

Dreiländer Overview: map
Schengen (L) Schengen (L):

The Schengen-Monument (Monument de l'Accord de Schengen) in the centre of the village.

(rue du château/Beim Schlass)

Schengen (L) Schengen (L):

The square near and around the Schengen-Monument is called - as one should expect - 'Europe square'.

(place de l'Europe/Europaplaz)

 Schengen (L)  Schengen (L):

Tourist view: The Schengen castle, reconstructed in 1812 .

Schengen (L) Schengen (L):

On our way to the state borders from the Luxemburg side.

(rue de la Moselle)

 Schengen (L)  Schengen (L):

Looking back to Schengen and the mountains from the bridge.

Schengen (L)  Schengen (L):

Looking over the river and the valley from the town-bridge. In the background the new motorway bridge (still under construction) can be seen. (A8-Saarbrücken (D)/ A13-Esch/Alz.(L))

Schengen (L) Perl (D):

Arrival on the other side: welcome to Germany's 'Saarland' federal state.

(Bahnhofstrasse, B407)

Schengen (L) Schengen (L):

Looking forward to Perl / Upper Mosel from the Schengen side.

Perl (D) Perl (D):

First long distance traffic indicator on German territory, after having left Luxemburg.

(Bahnhofstrasse, B407)

Perl (D) Perl (D):

The former German customs and immigrations building now is a Turkish fast food (Döner) restaurant.

(Am Dreiländereck, B419)

Schengen (L) Perl (D):

Welcome to Perl, Germany.

Perl (D) Perl (D):

Pedestrian area.

Perl (D) Perl (D):

On my way back into the Mosel valley: the wineyards in Luxembourg can be seen in the far distance, as well as the new motorway bridge.

Perl (D) Perl (D):

On our way to the state borders from the German side.

(Bahnhofstrasse, Corner 'Am Dreiländereck')

Perl (D) Perl (D)/Apach (F):

The border crossing (north-south) between Germany and France.

(Am Dreiländereck/route de Trêves)

Apach (F) Perl (D)/Apach (F):

Where German Federal Road B419 becomes French National Route N 153.

(Am Dreiländereck/route de Trêves)

Apach (F) Perl (D)/Apach (F):

Leaving the main road for a moment: turning right, down to the big lock.

Apach (F) Perl (D)/Apach (F):

At the lock complex.

Apach (F) Perl (D) / Apach (F):

Office of a forwarding barge carrier, having ship's supplies and newspapers.

Schengen (L) Perl (D)/Apach (F):

At the lock complex.

Apach (F) Perl (D)/Apach (F):

At the lock complex.

Apach (F) Apach (F):

Arrival in Apach, Lorraine.

(route de Trêves, N153)

Apach (F) Apach (F):

Café/Restaurant upon entering Apach, Lorraine.

(route de Trêves, N153)

Apach (F) Apach (F):

Mainroad in Apach, France.

Apach (F) Apach (F):

Touristic long distance walkway ('Chemin de la Moselle') along the Mosel: from the border 20 miles down to Thionville.

Apach (F) Apach (F):

On our way to the state borders from the French side.

(route de Trêves, N153)

Apach (F) Schengen (L):

Arrival back in Schengen after having passed the bridge again.

(rue de la Moselle)

Apach (F) Schengen (L):

On our way to the state border Luxemburg/France, this is the 'other side', being the west bank of the river along the N10. (North-south)


(c) Text and photos by BK May 2003

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