What to do and see in Echternach, Luxembourg: The Best Places and Tips

December 26, 2017 Mikaela Didonna

Echternach (Luxembourgish: Iechternach pronounced [ˈiə̯ɕtɐnɑχ]) is a commune with town status in the canton of Echternach, which is part of the district of Grevenmacher, in eastern Luxembourg. Echternach lies near the border with Germany, and is the oldest town (current population 4,610) in Luxembourg.
Restaurants in Echternach

1. Abbey of Echternach

Porte St. Willibrord, Echternach, Luxembourg
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4.5 based on 162 reviews

Abbey of Echternach

Reviewed By Willy B - Genk, Belgium

In the States it is known as the Washington 3 step, I guess, two steps forward, one step back. Echternach is famous for it's yearly Catholic procession that might have inspired the Phytons for one of their funny walks. The Abbey was founded by the Celtic Missionary Willibrord who is also burried here.

2. Naturparkzentrum Teufelsschlucht

Ferschweiler Str. 50, 54668 Ernzen, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany +49 4965 259339316
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5 based on 51 reviews

Naturparkzentrum Teufelsschlucht

Reviewed By ReindeermanLapland - Lapland

Naturparkzentrum Teufelsschlucht has very nice and unique landscapes and nice walking trails: I would say it has even more interesting trails than the ones of Luxembourg's Mullerthal (this said, I recommend the both). Great place to spend 3-4 hours by walking. Also children were enjoying the unique landscapes. Visitors center was small but nice too. And the the Park of the Dinosaurs is very close (we did noot visit)

3. Mullerthal Trail

Mullerthal Region - Luxembourg's Litte Switzerland, Mullerthal, Luxembourg +352 72 04 57
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5 based on 296 reviews

Mullerthal Trail

The Mullerthal Trail is the leading hiking track in the Mullerthal Region - Luxemburg's Little Switzerland. The Mullerthal Trail with more than 112 km is composed by 3 big tracks (Route 1, Route 2, Route 3).Route 1 and Route 2 pass through the City of Echternach which is largely known as the cultural and historic highlight of the region. The three routes each have their distinction:Besides the cultural highlights, Route 1 shows the typical landscape elements which are the rocks, Forests and pastures. Route 2 passes through the heart of Luxemburg's Little Switzerland and offers most spectacular rock formations. Route 3 features next to the rock formations many stream Valleys and romantic Castles. The routes are all connected but can also be hiked separately. The hikes are all quite individual as departures can be undertaken from the various localities. Furthermore, the Mullerthal Trail offers four (smaller) tracks, the ExtraTours, which can also be characterized as very attractive hiking tracks. They can be considered as departures as well as additional tours when all the other hikes have been undertaken already.The Mullerthal Trail and the ExtraTours have been signalled completely which gives you a great feeling of security and prevents from having bad surprises. The Mullerthal Trail is leading repeatedly to beautiful view points and to natural and cultural highlights. Walking on the Trail is thus an unforgettable experience for every one.Children will love the region as the wonderful rock formations want to be explored and climbed. Parents of smaller children though should take especially good care and watch their children as security barriers are not always guaranteed. Attention: the paths can not be undertaken with a pram or wheelchair.

Reviewed By 820kiddo - London

We took the second route and did it on two separate days. First from Echternach to Berdorf via route E1 (the entrance is just next to the Echternach, Gare bus stop/car park) and second from Consdorf to Mullerthal and back to Consdorf (stop at Consdorf, Post bus stop and the entrance is a few minutes walk ahead)
If you're staying at the city centre, you can take bus 111 to either Consdorf, Berdorf or Echternach depending on which route you would like to take. I personally prefer the Consdorf-Mullerthal circuit as it passes through a very beautiful waterfall.

4. Liboriuskapelle

Bollendorfer Strase, 54668 Echternacherbrueck, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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4.5 based on 5 reviews

Liboriuskapelle

Reviewed By Keydet72 - Brunswick, Maine

We lived below this site for three and twenty years. The trail on which the chapel is located is a scenic hike along the ridge line abeam the Sure (Sauer auf Deutsch) River. One has great views of the borderland between Luxembourg and Germany. If the vertical nature of the trail is a deterrent, one can drive to a parking lot aside the forest (go to Ernzen) head west. The forest is keen, the hike is healthy, the views are splendid. We celebrated the arrival of the year 2000 here with appropriate amounts of champagne. The hike home was a bit precarious. Whether Laborius actually existed, I am unsue; history is fun to follow.

5. Aquatower

106a Rue de Consdorf, Berdorf 6551, Luxembourg +352 26 78 40 05
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4.5 based on 17 reviews

Aquatower

Reviewed By Manuela L - Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

From the Aquatower you will have a splendid Panorama view over the region, Berdorf is in the "Melllerdall" region, referred to as Luxembourg's little Switzerland, a very nice landscape, characterized by rock formations and has an unique biotope; well known is the "Mullerthal Trail" (112 km) in the magnificient valley.

6. Irreler Wasserfalle

L4, 54666 Irrel, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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4 based on 10 reviews

Irreler Wasserfalle

Reviewed By Irene H - Nettetal, Germany

Die nicht so gute Bewertung gibt es, weil man aufgrund des Namens etwas anderes erwartet - nämlich Wasserfälle ! Und da wird man enttäuscht !
In Wirklichkeit handelt es sich nämlich um Stromschnellen, die sich ihren Weg durch Felsensteine suchen. Von der Natur her sehr schön. Aber die laut Beschreibung "an der Brücke tosenden Wasser" konnten wir nicht sehen.
Deswegen reicht es nur für ein Befriedigend.

24 Rue du Chateau, Beaufort 6313, Luxembourg +352 83 66 01
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4 based on 163 reviews

Beaufort Castles

Reviewed By ValAtLondon

Both Castles (Medieval and Renaissance) are worth visiting but I found the latter a unique experience. The castle was inhabited until recently by an old lady and the tour shows all the rooms with original furniture. The tour guide was lovely, very informative and passionate. Additionally, the tour ends with a taste of the liqueur they used to produce (the raspberry one is better than the blackcurrant one) ;)

8. Echternach Lake

Rue des Romains, Echternach 6578, Luxembourg
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4.5 based on 57 reviews

Echternach Lake

Reviewed By B_Eindhoven - Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Footpaths / cycle route round the lake. Very well maintained and clean. Facilities around the lake (mini golf, restaurant, toilets and lots of benches). Quiet and spacious area with more than enough parking space. Dog-friendly.

9. Dinosaurierpark Teufelsschlucht

Ferschweiler Str. 50, 54668 Ernzen, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany +49 4965 259339344
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4 based on 41 reviews

Dinosaurierpark Teufelsschlucht

A journey through time! The tour through dinosaur park spans a period of 620 million years. Over 130 true-to-life replicas of prehistoric animals and even creatures of the future bring Earth's history to life. In the main focus: T-Rex, Diplodocus and Co. - the dinosaurs of the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. The Explorer Camp offers hans-on activities for the whole family. Tip: The free audio guide in four languages for smartphones.

Reviewed By Wendys_Travel_Tips - Germany

A neat little park with various dinosaurs scattered through the park. There are pathways throughout the park with different placards with the information on the dino. It is a lot of Reading, so younger children may be bored. The displays are all stationary as well. At the end is a dig area for the little ones and a few dino's that can be climbed on. My 15 year old son enjoyed the park and Reading about the information.

10. Syndicat d’Initiative et de Tourisme Berdorf

3 Beim Maartbesch, Berdorf 6552, Luxembourg +352 79 05 45
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4 based on 16 reviews

Syndicat d’Initiative et de Tourisme Berdorf

Reviewed By GAELLE E - Kanegem, Belgium

Superb rock formations in Berdorf. There is also a oart of the woods where you can do some Climbing. Quite impressive.

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