Echternach Travel Guide

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Echternach is a picturesque small city on the border with Germany, dating back to 698 AD, which makes it the oldest city in Luxemburg. One interesting sight is the St. Willibrord Basilica, which is surrounded by a secondary/high school. The school used to be an abbey founded by the Irish monk St. Willibrord, who also founded the city. The small prehistoric museum is worth a visit too.

There is also the famous "Sprang Prozessioun", which is a dancing procession held each Whit Sunday. It is possible that the procession might be added onto the UNESCO list as a Cultural Heritage of Mankind.

Locals and visitors alike enjoy taking strolls along the Sauer river which runs through Echternach. But it could be the starting points of more serious hikes too. To "Little Switzerland" for example. There are also a number of prehistoric and Roman sights and rock formations worth looking up in the area, on both banks of the Sauer. Another day trip destination is the lake, where you can visit the remains of a Roman villa.

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