Hotel des Ardennes
Rue de la Gare 38, Echternach, L-6440, Luxembourg
More about Echternach
The Hohllay cave, 22-05-2009
View on Echternacherbrück from Echternach, 22-5-09
A very long alley in the old town, 22-05-2009
Travel Tips for Echternach
Echternach - Dancing procession
The origins of this dancing procession are very vague, and cannot be traced with certitude.
One folk legend says that a local horse thief by the name of Veidt (spellings vary greatly) was sentenced to death, and -as is the custom- was granted one last wish before his public execution on the market square (pictured above). Feidt wanted to play his fiddle one last time, and so he began to play this tune [borrowed from www.willibrord.lu].
If you happen to take a walk along the Sûre river you will surely go through the municipal park. Another nice little place in the town. Beautiful flower beds and perfect mown lawn. You'll also see a rococo pavilion built in 1761.
The town is a sleepy hollow with a wondeful mix of architectures reminiscent of Luxembourg's neighboring countries. The Rathaus, shown in the picture below at center, is clearly German in style, but contrasts with the surrounding buildings. In the distance, at the entrance to the main street, was a flea market where many antiques (mostly of Belgian origin, I gathered) were available at unbelievably cut-rate prices.
This is the 1st village when you come to the German side.
The village is named Bollendorf.
The big difference between germany and luxembourg .
In Germany everything is cleaner and have on his way more style while in luxembourg they are more pitoresk.
Echternach - Gorge du Loup
Gorge de Loup (Echternach, Luxembourg) ? This corner of Luxembourg is know as Luxembourg?s "Little Switzerland" because of its amazing rock formations, caves and gorges. Visit the Gorge de Loup ? there are well marked footpaths and you can take little kids on this walk.