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Abbey of Echternach, Echternach

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Founded by the patron saint of Luxembourg, Abbey of Echternach was the most powerful institution in Luxembourg for 300 years. Known for an annual dancing procession, the abbey is a major tourist destination. The dancing procession attracts pilgrims, tourists, clergy, and townspeople who come to dance through town to the abbey. It begins with a sermon at a bridge crossing the Sauer River and ends at the attraction. Inside the church, a humble chapel features niches and altars adorned with statuary. You'll also find old murals that depict biblical stories. Although the atmosphere is holy and modest, this church had a powerful influence on the country. Indulge in a stroll around the abbey grounds, where you can enjoy the gardens and surrounding buildings. Make Abbey of Echternach a part of your Echternach vacation plans using our Echternach tour planner.
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  • The church itself is not super amazing. It was apparently bombed to bits back in WWII and when they put it back together, it lost some of the charm that really "old" buildings have. That being said, t...  more »
  • Friar Willibrord, an English monk built this pretty church in tiny Echternach...beautiful stained glass windows, massive doors, frescoes and sculpture make for good photo ops...just twent minutes ftom...  more »
  • This Cathedral visited during a rainy afternoon. From outside like new, is also not strange because over the centuries destroyed several times, the last time in WW2. Has a wooden ceiling, which you don't see often. Friendly staff, altar was quite empty. Stained glass is beautiful. In the crypto was St Willibrord buried, beautiful coffin. We were back outside, so that says it all. Entrance free.
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  • The museum is lovely and gives lots of information (and fascimale copies) of how illuminated manuscripts were produced as well as more general historical information for the period from about 800 and following.
  • If you have some time left make visite you will not regrette.
  • Not much to see in this ancient church. Votives available for purchase.
  • SEHR sehr schön
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