Echternach is the oldest town in Luxembourg, according to the facts known about its antique monastery, built in 698AD. Medieval walls and towers surround this picturesque town and its narrow streets, ancient ramparts, old patrician houses and quaint Echternach holiday lettings are part of its enchantment. The passing of the Sûre River through the town enhances its beauty and marks the border between Germany and Luxemburg. The Germano-Luxembourg and Mullerthal national parks are also located within a stone’s throw of the town.
Favourite Destinations (Echternach)
Step off the beaten tourist track with a trip to Echternach Holiday Cottages
Going on holiday to Echternach will give you the opportunity to enjoy the several tourist attractions in and around this charming, picturesque town. Its main attraction is the Abbey of Echternach, widely known as St. Wilibrord Roman Basilica. Saint Wilibrord, a missionary-monk from Yorkshire, ordered its construction in 698 AD. Besides the basilica, there is a small museum that showcases its history back to the 11th century. The town of Echternach is also famous for its one of a kind dancing procession, a tradition which takes place every Whit Tuesday and dates back centuries. Thousands of visitors from all around the world come to see it and to stay in Echternach holiday homes. The Roman Villa, situated about twenty minutes walking distance from the historic centre of the town, is another compelling attraction due to the ruins of ancient roman homes located here. In the historic town centre, visitors will find the legendary guildhall, Denzelt and the celebrated square cross.
Visit the medieval 11th century Beaufort Castle with Echternach Holiday Rentals
The oldest film theatre in Luxemburg, Cine Sura, is also located in Echternach. Another notable attraction is the Beaufort Castle, located at Beaufort, which is part of the district of Echternach. This medieval castle dates back to the 11th century and is in a state of ruin. Next to Beaufort castle, stands a Renaissance castle. Visitors staying in Echternach holiday rentals can reach the site by car through the scenic Mullerthal valley and once there, take self-guided tours of the romantic, windswept castles. The best way to get to Echternach is by car through Kirchberg. Note that buses 110 and 111 at the central station of Luxembourg will also get you to Echternach. Once you’ve arrived, getting around the town is quite straightforward as everything is within walking distance. There is also a bus station about five minutes from Place du Marché. Another charming and romantic town you may like is Roses Holiday Rentals, as beautiful and picturesque as its namesake.
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