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Schengen is a village in Luxembourg, directly on the three border point of Germany, France and Luxembourg. It is famous for the Schengen Agreement that was signed there.

Since mineral oil tax is significantly lower in Luxembourg than in Germany or France there is lots of fuel tourism from these countries visiting the village.

Hitchhiking out

Close to the village there is an access lane onto a motorway which connects Saarbrücken and Luxembourg. This access lane is not very suitable for hitchhiking for three reasons; first there is very little space for drivers to make a stop, second the access lane gives access to both directions on the motorway and third Luxembourgish drivers are not overly prepared to serve rides. Fverhart waited one hour near this access lane, before he finally got a short lift to a service station in Luxembourg.