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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 abbey is magnificent, it's beautiful. The life of Saint Willibrod is well documented. Like many cathedrals, the abbey is overwhelming in it's beauty and elegance. 
  • Pleasant visit, for both believer and non-believer tourists. Certainly the separate location, in which comprehensive annual famous "dancing procession" pays. This visit is free.
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  • Abbey d'Echternach is the basiica of Saint Willibrord; He cames from Holland and was still very known there, and constructed on this place after year 700 the first Abbey; 100 years later was construct...  more »
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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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  • Good supervisors
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