Museums

Didactic Museum On The Life Of The Romans

Discover at the Didactic museum what was the life of the romans like through scenes of the daily life. Behind the museum, which is on the lake's side, you'll be able to admire the ruins of an impressing master house, as well as a roman garden.

Guided visits on request.

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Didactic Museum On The Life Of The Romans

Palais Romains
L-6471 Echternach
T : +352 47 93 30 214
F : +352 26 72 09 75
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W : http://www.mnha.lu


Museum of Prehistory "Hihof"

Established in a building dating from the Middle Ages, this museum describes the technical evolution of tools and weapons from the Paleolithic over a period of more than a million years. These lithic objects, which come from all over the world, are exhibited under 30 different display windows. You will find notably chronological tables, maps and videos which will help you to better understand the Stone Age.

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Museum of Prehistory "Hihof"

4A, rue du Pont
L-6471 Echternach
T : +352 72 02 96
F : +352 26 72 12 14
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W : http://www.museedeprehistoire.lu


Museum of the Abbey Echternach

In 698, Willibrord founded the Benedictine abbey in Echternach known for its scriptorium and its preciously illuminated manuscripts from the 11th century. The museum of the abbey (www.willibrord.lu) clearly depicts the history of the monastery and contains several facsimiles of these works of art. In 1727, the construction of a new abbey began, beautifully situated next to a park with an orangery, fountains and Rococo pavilion. The former abbey was dissolved during the French Revolution. The abbey itself houses a school today and cannot be visited.

The abbey museum is situated in the vaulted cellars of the former abbey and is mainly dedicated to the Echternach scriptorium. In the Middle Ages, the scriptorium of the Echternach abbey was one of the most important in Europe. The decorative paintings in gold of the first letter of Gospels are not only outstanding works of art but are unique because of their Romanesque symbolism. The libraries of the Escorial or in Nuremberg host several of the codices painted in gold as their most valuable treasures. The most beautiful facsimile pages of the famous magnificent specimens such as the Codex Aureus Epternacensis or the Codex Aureus Escorialensis can be admired in the museum of the abbey. In a second section, the visitor will find vivid evidence of the work of St. Willibrord, his time and his origin. The beauty of the rooms and the quality of the exhibits and audiovisual presentations give a visit to the abbey museum a memorable character.

The Abbey Museum has 10 audio guides in German, French, Dutch and English, which are provided free of charge to visitors. The user will only need to deposit his identity card as guarantee.

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Museum of the Abbey Echternach

11, Parvis de la Basilique
L-6486 Echternach
T : +352 72 74 72
F : +352 72 02 30
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W : http://www.museedelabbaye.lu

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