The impressive Willibrordus Basilica is considered the most important religious monument in the country. Built in the 11th century, it was rebuilt in the original Romanesque style after heavy destruction during World War II. The crypt contains frescoes from the 11th century and houses the tomb of the saint. A Willibrordus source attracts many pilgrims seeking healing from their illnesses (including eczema). In the middle of the city lies the old parish church of St. Peter and Paul.
July 28, 2019
The Echternach imperial abbey in the Luxembourg city of Echternach was a Benedictine monastery named St. Peter and Paul (formerly Kollegiatstift) and imperial immediate territory in the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation. In addition to large parts of the convent buildings, the reconstructed basilica of St. Willibrord has been preserved by the monastery. The territory of the former Reichsabtei Echternach lies today for the most part in the Federal Republic of Germany, to a lesser extent in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and in the Kingdom of the Netherlands . The Basilica of St. Willibrord and large parts of the convent buildings are located in Echternach. As a free imperial abbey, it was imperially immediate, had a realm that was immediately in the hands of the empire, and always recognized only three lords, namely, God, the Pope, and the Roman-German Emperor.
May 12, 2018
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