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Europe, Luxemburg, Echternach by Roland Raele

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Taken by
Roland Raele Roland Raele
Explore score
1.61 Gigapixels
Date added
May 02, 2011
Date taken
May 01, 2011

".. Echternach lies near the border with Germany, and is the oldest town (current population 4,610) in Luxembourg.
It grew around the walls of the Abbey of Echternach, which was founded in 698 by St. Willibrord, an English monk of Ripon, who became the first bishop of Utrecht and worked to Christianize the Frisians. As bishop, he directed the monastery as abbot until his death in 739. It is in his honour that the dancing procession takes place annually on Whit Tuesday.There are two churches at Echternach. The larger is the Abbey's basilica of St Willibrord, now surrounded by the eighteenth-century abbey (now a school) in the town's historical and cultural centre. The other is the parish church of St Peter and Paul. The nearby Prehistory Museum traces mankind's history over the past one million years.
The picturesque town, still surrounded by its medieval walls with towers, was badly damaged in World War II and has been thoroughly restored.." (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Echternach Will open in a new tab or window )

About this panorama:
165 pics (5 rows of 33)
200mm (equivalent to 300mm zoom lens on a 35mm SLR camera)
14MP APS-C sensor
F 8
ISO 200

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