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A unique combination of nature, history and culture

Are you curious to know all about Luxembourg´s oldest town? Are you planning to visit Echternach - or Iechternach in Luxembourgish - or even Eechternoach, as the local people  call it? Or perhaps you want to explore the “Petite Suisse Luxembourgeoise” and look at the outstanding sites in the region? Are you planning a stay in the area? You are looking for information about sights, events and  activities?

Then is just the right place for you. Our site offers you all kinds of information about Echternach and the Mullerthal Region, also called Luxembourg’s Little Switzerland, as well as a number of old pictures / old postcards. Here you can also check what is being written about Echternach in the news and and learn about the special events in the region.

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The geographic location of Echternach

Events & Activities

What better way to enjoy a break from culture and history than a hike adapted to your preferences along the romantic paths through/past the rocks of Luxembourg’s Little Switzerland or along the Sûre. Read more

A number of traditions and cultual festivities highlight the yearly calendar. The most particular and the best known religious tradition is the Dancing Procession, which attracts masses of pilgrims and visitors.  The unique Dancing Procession, which attracts thousands of pilgrims and visitors on Tuesday after Whitsun, was put on the UNESCO World Heritage List of Mankind’s immaterial Values in 2010. Then there is the prestigious international festival of classical music and an open-air-party at the lake that attracts thousands of young people every year … More regular Events

Or maybe you are on holiday and finally want to have a break from work-stress. Just relax at the lake. More about the lake

What is going on, what can I do? Check the agenda

          or check the events and activities overview

Every August:
Enjoy the big openair „free entrance festival“ at the lake
Every Tuesday after Whitsun (May or June):
Improve the world at one of the most interesting religious festivals: The Dancing Procession
Historic photos of Berdorf
(from a private collection)

Echternach looks back on two thousand years of history. So there are many sights to visit.
The Romans, the Merovingians, the Franks, the Benedictine monks, the burgers, they have all contributed to the embellishment of their fortified town.
The architectural monuments include the remains of one of the biggest Roman palaces north of the Alps, the 18th century Benedictine Abbey, the “Denzelt”, the natural beauty of the Mullerthal, St Peter and Paul Church - built on an ancient Roman castle, the Romanesque Basilica with Saint Willibrord’s shrine and the medieval town wall.

Echternach is located in the picturesque valley of the Sûre (Sauer), 24 miles northeast of Luxembourg city. The river Sûre flows through the town. It forms the border between Germany and Luxembourg. Today it divides the historic town into Echternach on the Luxembourgish riverside. And smaller Echternacherbrück on the German side.
Echternach is the main town of the Mullerthal Region, Luxembourg’s Little Switzerland. This unique landscape, with its bizarre rock formations, its gorges and caves, its extensive, old forest and mossy brooks, its romantic castles and old villages attracts thousands of walkers and nature lovers every year. It features the 110-km-Mullerthal Trail and numerous regional or local tours. It is part of the German-Luxembourg natural park. A recreational centre with a 150-acre lake is situated two kilometers south of the town.
Old postcards from Echternach
A unique combination of nature, history and culture

Echternach is one of the major tourist centers in the
Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg. The 1.300-year-old
market town, with an even longer history, set in the
exceptional landscape of the Müllerthal boasts a
number of historic buildings and museums. In addition
there is a river flowing through the town and a lake for
recreational activities nearby. In short: Echternach
offers its visitors a unique combination of nature,
history and culture.

The town counts 5.600 inhabitants, 15 hotels,
a modern youth hostel, three camping sites.
Echternach is called Iechternach in Luxembourgish
or Eechternoach in the local Echternach-Dialect.

The yearly calendar of Echternach and the neighbouring villages features a number of ancient traditions, outstanding cultural events and sport meetings. Read more

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The history of Echternach
Around Echternach

The area around Echternach, the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg and the border regions of the neighboring countries, like France, Germany and Belgium are also worth a visit:

Sights (close to Echternach) – click here

Other places worth a visit (in the country) - click here

Further away – click here
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