Echternach Roman Villa

Echternach, Luxembourg

On the outskirts of Echternach is located one of the largest and richest estates of the northwestern provinces of the Roman Empire. The completely excavated manor house, measuring 118 x 62 m, was probably a palace. It had 40-70 rooms on the ground floor alone, provided with peristyles, courtyards, basins, marble facing, mosaic pavement and underfloor heating. This magnificent estate consisted of at least ten more buildings, which regularly lined up left and right of the estate wall and were discovered through aerial photographs and geophysical prospecting. Visitors can embark on inspecting the well-preserved basements, cellars and ornamental ponds of the estate, which resurrects in all its splendour thanks to numerous digital reconstructions. More than 70 medicinal and ornamental plants as well as a pergola covered with vines are displayed in a Roman garden.

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Founded: 0-200 AD
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in Luxembourg

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Nahum Shay (9 months ago)
Great place for recreational activities
Julius Agricola (10 months ago)
Well worth a visit, worth a detour even:-) Nice place to walk around, fair amount to see, watch little ones if they go near the lake but otherwise seems safe enough although there are some 'tunnels'. Picnic area within easy walking distance.
dan entous (12 months ago)
Visiting the site is free. There's a small museum that serves as the entrance to the villa and is worth taking the time to visit. We were lucky enough to follow a museum sponsored your that was also free, Dutch spoken; I'm not sure if they have a n English spoken tour, so call ahead or check the museum website. The lady giving the tour was very friendly and was able to give a quite comprehensive tour in about an hour. While there are not many original items on the site you get a very good impression of what the villa may have originally encompassed and the museums models give you a peak at what the interior of the villa may have once looked like. If you have the time, it's definitely worth a visit.
Norbit (13 months ago)
We loved it, good exhibition, nice little garden with herb grape growing pear and other kind of trees. Many huge fish in the big pond with their little ones and three turtles. Those Romans knew how to live. ?
Jo D (15 months ago)
It's OK but I recommend the Roman ruins in Trier over this. If you're there in the area, it's worth stopping as it is free. It only takes about 30 minutes to go through the whole area. The information boards are in Luxembourgish and French so be prepared to use Google translate. If you have kids, there is an amazing playground across the path from it
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