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By understanding our history, we can understand where our ancestors came from, why and how they survived, and get a keen sense of early European culture, and what led up to the formation of European countries that came out of medieval times, and what led...More
Simple outside, modern inside, yet the moment you enter, the overwhelming feeling of heritage is present all over. Love to sneak there from time to time, lit the candle and stop for a moment. I also love that the baptism area is actually build over...More
As this church is under different names in this list of reviews, i will repeat what i said under the other listing. The church is rather standard, the exception i make for the crypte with some 8th century sarcophagus and old murals these are interesting...More
The towers of the basilique dominate the whole city. The church inside is impressive. At the left hand side you'll find the visitor centre. There is an exposition of old artefacts found in the church, as well as a video and some history about the...More
The Basilica of St Willibrord dominates the town of Echternach and is well worth a visit. Be aware however, that due to the way that some people enter attractions on TA, this is the same place as “the Abbey of Echternach” , which appears as...More
We entered this basilica straight from the street. There was a small gathering for a daily mass inside. The mood and atmosphere were great. The interior was simple with tall walls, nice stained glass windows. Step in for a relaxing moment of prayer and mindfulness....More
to the left of the abbey; small admission charge. Huge range of artifacts, statues, manuscripts (some in copies). Best of all is the Gold Codex - cover of ivory, gold, jewels, what workmanship - from so long ago!
One toilet hidden at back left
Echternach is one of if not the oldest town in Luxembourg on the border with Germany. The Basilica is a must visit location and gives a complete description of the history of the building and of course St. Willibrord who was born in Northumberland England...More