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Things to do in Echternach

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Restaurant
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“Great bar on a great spot to enjoy a few drinks in the sun on the market square - also free wiffi ”
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Church
“The papal basilica, whose present design dates from the 11th and 13th centuries, was seriously damaged during the Battle of the Bulge, and it was rebuilt in Romanesque Revival style. The crypt dates from the Merovingian period and has magnificent frescoes. It houses a sumptuous white marble sarcophagus, containing the mortal remains of Saint Willibrord. Other sights are the St. Willibrord fountain and the Renaissance confessionals. Its surroundings are used for the Echternach International Festival.”
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Restaurant
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Food
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Premise
“The abbey museum is situated in the vaulted cellars of the former abbey and is mainly dedicated to the Echternach scriptorium. In the Middle Ages, the scriptorium of the Echternach abbey was one of the most important in Europe. The decorative paintings in gold of the first letter of Gospels are not only outstanding works of art but are unique because of their Romanesque symbolism. The libraries of the Escorial or in Nuremberg host several of the codices painted in gold as their most valuable treasures. The most beautiful facsimile pages of the famous magnificent specimens such as the Codex Aureus Epternacensis or the Codex Aureus Escorialensis can be admired in the museum of the abbey.”
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Establishment
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