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. Put Abbey of Echternach into our Echternach online travel route builder and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • For the purpose of evangelization, Saint-Willibrord founded in the 7th century a monastery before building the first Abbey in Echternach. After many adventures, the basilica was rebuilt after the second world war in Romanesque style in the original. The crypt dates from the Carolingian era. Apart from the stained glass windows, this building looks sober and quite bare, but worth a visit. Note that some concerts of the Echternach international Festival take place in this place.
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  • beautiful Abbey, enjoyable visit in a spiritual place, very beautiful stained glass windows and the crypt tour
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  • The abbey grounds are open and illuminated in the late evening. Perfect for an after-dinner stroll in the city!  more »
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  • Great abbey ; peaceful and spiritual; the statue of peace is the highlight ; do not miss it
  • Great historic info. Not my cup of tea though.
  • Beautiful place in the heart of Echternach.
  • 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.
  • Worth to see
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