Afternoon in Echternach: Luxembourg

Afternoon in Echternach: Luxembourg, Echternach, Luxembourg (B)

Vianden in the morning, Echternach in the afternoon! Sometimes I travel really fast, and on this 3-day trip to Amsterdam and Luxembourg I had no other choice than to hurry my way through my places of interest. Besides Luxembourg City, I also wanted to visit some smaller villages in Luxembourg. My first choice fell on Vianden, which I visited in the morning of my second and last day in the country (read the post on Vianden here!). The second choice fell on Echternach, which I would visit only if I had time. Luckily, I was quite quick in exploring Vianden, so I was ready to leave already at 2 PM.

Echternach is the oldest village in Luxembourg, founded in 698 by the English monk St Willibrord, with the building of the Abbey of Echternach. The village is located right on the border with Germany, only separated by the river Sauer, so I had quite a few peeks into Germany that day. This reminded me of when Steve and I drove along the Panj River in Tajikistan, looking over to Afghanistan just across the river for over three hours, before finally actually crossing into Afghanistan. The situation between Luxembourg and Germany is, of course, very different, but I found it funny how the two reminded me of each other. After all, it’s all just one beautiful world. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Afternoon in Echternach: Luxembourg
Guide Location: Luxembourg » Echternach
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Melissa Cherry Villumsen
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Abbey of Echternach
  • Villa Romaine
  • Subway
  • Benedictine monastery