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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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  • Summer music concerts are held here a half hour. This Abbey is very nice it is a prerequisite for Echternach
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  • Basilica of Sant Willibrord, he has constructed in year 700 the first church on this place; in year 800 an other church was built on this place more important as the first, like the abbey of today; 10...  more »
  • Very nice back. Museum very full and rewarding we love and we recommend it and especially take the time
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  • nice, but not very interesting , small exhibiton
  • 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.
  • One cannot enter the abbey
  • If you have some time left make visite you will not regrette.
  • Not much to see in this ancient church. Votives available for purchase.

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