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Porte St. Willibrord, Echternach, Luxembourg
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Reviewed March 28, 2019

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 Echternach. 11th century frescoes.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

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 inside was s very intense one. Outside, there is a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 5, 2019 via mobile

Please check opening hours before going there. When closed, we were disappointed as there is nothing really to see. Plaques said it us open, but wasn't.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

Nice and quiet. Beautiful architecture. Just in the centre of this small and pretty city. Very close to it are a lot of small and friendly restaurants. The city hall is ancient. Also you can get to the river threw the park.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Adik R
Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

The abbey in the center of Echternach is a must-see during a visit of this Email city. Its an old catholic church with an impressiv ceiling and lange colourful windows.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed September 13, 2018

Although this cathedral is a recent (post WW2) it is faithful to its ancient roots, and the nave architecture in particular is worth seeing. The museum, though is worth allowing a couple of hours for if you have any interest in ancient manuscripts and scriptoria,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 4, 2018

Beautiful church with a very interesting history, from Willibrord to the second world war. A place to pray, be silent and meet God.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

Church is okay, not special. Abbey museum didn’t look interesting so we skipped it. Orangerie looks nice, but it’s just an enclosed garden. All in all a bit disappointing.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Helschip
Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

The towers of the basilique in Roman style dominate the city. The church built by St. Willibrord in about 800, burnt down in 1016. The reconstruction was finished in 1031. After the French Revolution it became a factory of ceramic pottery. Restauration started in 1861,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Johan D
Reviewed August 28, 2018

The basilika is normally open to public but during funerals, weddings it is recommended not to enter in order not to disturb the ceremony. It's worth going for a visit and have a look at the Crypta where the coffin of Willibrordus is standing.

Date of experience: August 2018
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