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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 is quite dark and rather modestly decorated. In the crypt one can find Willibrord's grave and tombs from the 7th century, as well as a well. Believe it or not. 
  • Church, cathedrals and other religious temples begin to tire after you have visited so many. This is beautiful but go if there time.
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  • All of the city centre is very picturesque. Taking the time to visit the crypt with Tomb and the source! Go see the "gazebo", behind the Basilica, along the river
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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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