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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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TripAdvisor
  • Pretty abbey but not a lot of decorations inside (not lavish) - very sober but nice. Beautiful wooden ceiling  more »
  • Was expecting so much more given the history. I'd say the same for the town as well. Just not as nice as I was expecting.  more »
  • Visited the abbey museum in the courtyard on the left of the Basilica. Located in the vaulted cellars of the old abbatial palace. Mainly facsimiles of manuscripts on display. Also a video of the Danci...  more »
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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.