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Echternach is one of Europe's earliest centers of culture and christianisation. Saint Willibrord from Northumberland founded a Benedictine abbey here in 698 which, in the 10th and 11th century, became an artistically refined writing school.
With it's 5600 inhabitants, this medieval town shows many monumental works like the Roman Villa, the ancien Peter and Paul Church, the Roman Basilica, the crypt, the ancient town walls with its towers, the abbey, the orangerie, the Rococo Pavillon and the ancien patrician houses on the market square.