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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.
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
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.
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
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
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.