On its way to Roetgen is the only recently acquired Chevrolet Impala with red interior. Cruising around the roads there can be confusing as one minute you're in Germany and the next it could be Belgium. As far as I can tell there are almost no indications of any border. Maybe a small EU sign or the road narrows slightly but not much else.
You can understand why some people resident in Europe's mainland seem less bothered about their national identity and may be content with some grand federal state one day. Here in Britain you get some massive display signs just for leaving a county, never mind entering Scotland, Wales or even Cornwall! Roetgen does, though, look like a nice place to live. I might have to drive the Impala after all.