Echternach

Echternach, Luxembourg's eldest town, 5.367 inhabitants, founded in 698 by the Irish monk Willibrord, is the touristic and economic centre of the Mullerthal Region – Luxembourg’s Little Switzerland. History has left numerous architectural leavings behind, which are abundantly documented on a cultural walk through the town and in 5 museums. To this count amongst others the Roman villa, the Romanic Basilika, leftovers of the medieval town wall with 8 towers, the imposing Baroque Benedictine abbey with its museum, the market square with its gothic town hall, the municipal park with Rococo pavilion. The renowned Dancing Procession, which was admitted to the UNESCO immaterial cultural heritage at the end of 2010, takes place  every year on Whit Tuesday. A festival of classic music (May-June), a jazzfestival (September), 10 hotels, 2 camping grounds, a pedestrian area with restaurants and terraces, the Trifolion (the cultural-, touristic- and congresscenter) and especially the recreation center with lake, Roman villa, youth hostel with climbing wall and “Adventure Island”, house of nature and Bike-Park complete the offer. The many hiking paths (Echternach is situated on the initial point of 2 Mullerthal Trail Routes) through the bizarre rocky landscape of Luxembourg’s Little Switzerland are especially recommended.

Administration communale d'Echternach:
2, Place du marché
L-6460 Echternach
Tel.: +352 72 92 22-1
secretariat@echternach.lu
www.echternach.lu

Tourist-Info:
9, Parvis de la Basilique
L-6401 Echternach
Tel: +352 72 02 30
Fax: +352 72 02 30
info@echternach-tourist.lu
www.echternach-tourist.lu

Opening hours:
1.11.-Easter:
Mo-Fr 10 - 16h
Sa: 10 - 12h
Easter-June & September-October:
Mo-Sa: 10 - 18h
So: 10 - 12h
July-August
10 - 18h