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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Radu Rotaru (5 months ago)
Beautifully maintained place, free of charge to visit and enjoy!
Jeska Pepermans (6 months ago)
A must-see in Echternach. Nice Roman Villa with a small expo-space that clearly shows the life in and phases of this villa. The visit is also free. Unfortunately you can only pay with cash in the museum shop. The stairs in the villa need a bit of maintenance. Some of them are loose and need replacement.
Adriana Rotaru (6 months ago)
Nice place for a walk. A bit of history. I liked the plants garden.
Dani sousa (8 months ago)
Definitily worth the visit if you are in echternach. Entrance is free. One of the national tokens is also available to buy at the entrance.
Nahum Shay (2 years ago)
Great place for recreational activities
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