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. PutAbbey of Echternach into our Echternach online travel route builder and find out whats close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Lovely building and super views from outside. Crypt is definitely worth a visit. Do read all the info.  more »
  • We have visited the St. Willebrord Basilica and its crypt in Echternach. The Merovingian crypt contains a white marble sarcophagus in which are the remains of the founder of the Abbey of...  more »
  • We visited the cathedral during one of nights. More priests were present and a very nice music was played by the org. The building is very tall, decorated in the Germanic style . The atmosphere...  more »
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  • Beautiful, fascinating church. Well worth a visit.
  • Wonderfully historic building! It houses the remains of one of the patrons if Luxembourg.
  • The great acoustics in this wonderful church made our choir and orchestra sound really good. We were kindly given a drinks and nibbles reception afterwards.
  • It is a beautiful old cathedral with a magical vibe
  • Special place if you believe
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