With some fine historical buildings and some picturesque woodlands, this quiet corner of Europe is a great place for a relaxing holiday. Echternach, Luxembourg's oldest town, lies close to the border with Germany, which has to offer, for example, lovely apartments Berlin or cute holiday homes Black Forest, and is small, charming place which offers great access to the surrounding countryside. It is at the heart of a region known as 'Luxembourg's Little Switzerland', thanks to its hilly and picturesque forests, which contain many of the holiday rentals Echternach provides.
One of the town's main landmarks for anyone enjoying Echternach holidays is the Basilica of Saint Wilibrord. The original church on the site was established around the year 700AD, and there have been several different buildings spanning many different styles of architecture since then. Some frescoes in the church date back to the 14th Century. During the Second World War, the building was almost entirely destroyed and had to be rebuilt once the conflict had ended. The Benedictine Abbey is another building well worth a visit. Although no longer a home to monks as it has been a school since 1899, its museum explores the religious history of the area, and contains facsimiles of important documents which were inscribed locally. The Abbey's 18th Century garden is pleasing and a nice place for anyone enjoying Echternach holidays to get some fresh air. It also houses four statues representing the four seasons, by German sculptor Ferdinand Tiet.
Another major historical attraction is the Roman Villa, one of the biggest of its type in central Europe. Discovered during the 1970s, visitors can enjoy a multimedia presentation which allows them to travel back in time to the Roman era. People staying in holiday rentals Echternach can listen to Roman poetry and music in a special tent at the venue, after looking over the site of the original excavations.
Many of the holiday rentals Echternach offers provide great access to outdoor activities. Hiking and mountain bike trails meander through the nearby woods, as they do in much of Luxembourg. The town's Recreation Centre gives anyone enjoying Echternach holidays the chance to explore the waterways of the region by kayak or boat. Visitors can also fish here, and later on enjoy a meal in the restaurant or even a barbecue outdoors.Low key and relaxed in atmosphere, Echternach holidays are soothing for the mind and spirit, and provide a boost for the body and soul. Anyone staying any length of time in this pleasant corner of Europe is sure to want to return.
Stop! We have an interesting suggestion for you! If you have enough time, you should take your car and go by ferry from Dover to Calais. From there on you have to make a road-trip along the destinations below until you'll finally arrive Echternach: