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. Put Abbey of Echternach into our Echternach online travel route builder and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
Abbey of Echternach Reviews
We dachten dat Echternach erg bijzonder zou zijn, dat viel een beetje tegen. De stad is ontstaan, gegroeid rondom het klooster. Het klooster heeft een museum, leuk, maar klein en weinig informatief. more »We thought that Echternach would be very special, that fell a bit against it. The city originated, growing around the monastery. The monastery has a museum, Nice, but small and little informative.
Lovely building and super views from outside. Crypt is definitely worth a visit. Do read all the info. more »
Beautiful, fascinating church. Well worth a visit.
Wonderfully historic building! It houses the remains of one of the patrons if Luxembourg.
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