Abbey of Echternach, Echternach

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Must see · Architectural Building · Landmark
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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  • 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 »
  • 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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