Müllerthal-Le Petite Suisse Sights

Musée de l'Abbaye

  • Parvis de la Basilique 11
  • Echternach

Published 03/14/2016

Fodor's Review

In the Middle Ages, Echternach was known throughout the Western world for the exquisite illumination (miniature illustrations) that accompanied the hand-copied texts produced by the Benedictine abbey's scriptorium. The original abbey is long gone, but a magnificent quadrant of abbey buildings from the 18th century remains, noble of line and classical in scale. Examples of the artwork produced in the abbey can be viewed in the Musée de l'Abbaye (Abbey Museum) in the abbey basement. The books displayed here are painstakingly executed reproductions of the originals, down to their gem-studded covers. The originals are now in various museums abroad. Even so, the exhibition provides an interesting introduction to the art of illumination in the Middle Ages.

Sight Information

Address:

Parvis de la Basilique 11, Echternach, Grevenmacher, Luxembourg

Phone:

/72–74–72

Sight Details:

  • Flux 80/€2.00
  • Easter –June and Sept.–Oct., daily 10–noon and 2–5; July–Aug., daily 10–noon and 2–6

Published 03/14/2016

Advertisement

What's Nearby

  • Sights
  • Hotels

See all sights in Müllerthal-Le Petite Suisse

Add Your Own Review

When did you go?

Minimum 200 character count

How many stars would you give?

Experience

Ease

Value

Don't Miss

No Thanks

Love To Travel?

Get FREE email communications from Fodor's Travel, covering must-see travel destinations, expert trip planning advice, and travel inspiration to fuel your passion.

Thank You

Now sit back, relax, and check your inbox to start planning your next travel adventure.

Please tell us more about the type of travel you're interested in. Check all that apply.