Museums

Didactic Museum On The Life Of The Romans

Gallo-Roman Villa of Echternach

The Roman villa of Echternach is one of the most important buildings from the Roman era north of the Alps. This luxurious house provided its residents at that time with an impressive level of comfort. In the museum next door, life-size figures show what daily life in the Roman villa was like. A film about Roman culture and a reconstructed Roman garden with over 70 plants complete this documentary record. After your visit, you can enjoy a walk round Echternach lake.

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
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Museum of Prehistory "Hihof"

Hihof Prehistoric Museum: the development of mankind

The Hihof Museum, housed in a medieval building, explains the development of mankind from the Paleolithic era to the first farmers. Artefacts from all over the world show how tools and weapons developed over a period of more than a million years. Chronological charts, maps and films bring the Stone Age to life. The most important exhibit is a copy of the skeleton of Loschbour man, known as “Loschi”. The 8000-year-old skeleton was found beside the Löschbur stream near Heffingen; “Loschi” is Luxembourg’s oldest resident!

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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
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Museum of the Abbey Echternach

Museum at the Abbey of Echternach

In the Middle Ages, monks at the Echternach Abbey used to produce stunningly beautiful, elaborately decorated manuscripts that were famous all over Europe. Their story is told today in the museum that is housed in the vaulted cellars of the abbey palace, built in 1727. Perfect facsimiles of manuscripts such as the Codex Epternacensis that were produced in the scriptorium at Echternach are on display here. The Abbey Museum also gives an insight into the life and work of Saint Willibrord, who founded the Abbey of Echternach in the year 698; and his bones rest in the crypt of the basilica. The Hopping Procession that is now on the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage list also dates back to the time of Willibrord.

The museum has 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.

General information

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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