You want to visit Echternach? Practice sustainable tourism in the Mullerthal? 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 Mullerthal 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.
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 side of the river - and smaller Echternacherbrück on the German side. Echternach counts 5.600 inhabitants, 15 hotels, a modern youth hostel, three camping sites. Echternach is called Iechternach in Luxembourgish and Eechternoach in the local Echternach-Dialect.
The Gateway to Echternach
For tourism, iEchternach.com (together with iEchternach.lu) compiled practical information (top right of the page), but, here, you can find more than just information for tourists visiting the town.
You can also find Images from the past (old postcards), what is said about Echternach on the news or on twitter. Furthermore here You can see photos from past events (slideshows) from in and around Echternach Also You can read stories of special interests, for example about ship-building in Echternach, the origin of the name Echternach, a film of the history of Echternach (history), or the industrial past of Weilerbach village (see: iechternach.lu; mostly written in German).
Not only Echternach - also the region surrounding Echternach, the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg and the border regions of the neighboring countries, like France, Germany and Belgium are worth a visit:
Other places worth a visit (in the country) - click here