Schengen Castle dates from 1390 but it was was torn down by the industrialist Jean-Nicolas Collart in 1812. He built a residential manor house in its place and now Schengen Castle is a hotel and conference centre.

All that remained of the medieval building was its round central tower. The castle's most famous visitor was certainly Victor Hugo who visited the Collarts in 1871 and made a sketch of the old tower.

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Founded: 1812
Category: Castles and fortifications in Luxembourg

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Caley McCormick (6 years ago)
Nothing to see here other than a mildly good spot for a photo. The story of the town, and the Schengen accords that were signed here is interesting though, and everything you could possibly want to know about it is in the European "museum" adjacent to the castle. Free entry.
Caley McCormick (6 years ago)
Nothing to see here other than a mildly good spot for a photo. The story of the town, and the Schengen accords that were signed here is interesting though, and everything you could possibly want to know about it is in the European "museum" adjacent to the castle. Free entry.
Pedro Olvera (6 years ago)
Evoca un pasado-presente en cada rincón del lugar. Saliendo está la vista a tres países que comparten una frontera y una vecindad próxima.
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