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 what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • The place was gorgeous, if you visit the information point close by you can get some brochures in your desired language! 
    The place was gorgeous, if you visit the information point close by you can get some brochures in your desired language!  more »
  • Great facade on the outside for both the basilica and the abbey buildings right next to it. Although the abbey was founded already in the 4th century, most of the church dates from the 11th century... 
    Great facade on the outside for both the basilica and the abbey buildings right next to it. Although the abbey was founded already in the 4th century, most of the church dates from the 11th century...  more »
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  • Stunning old Abbey with marvellous old architecture and amazing history. The inside of the Abbey is serene and calming and well worth a visit when in town. There’s a free history museum in the Abbey and also don’t miss the underground ancient crypt to truly go back in time!
  • Amazing visit. Lots to see on the grounds let alone inside. Their cheese and beer were outstanding.

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