Meditating on the art of illumination



Visit a jewel in Echternach Abbey

Do you want to lose yourself in the past and are you fascinated by medieval book illumination? Then take your time to contemplate the "Golden Book of Echternach", also known as the Echternach Gospel Book. In the cool half-light of the museum near the basilica you can meditate on the richly illustrated stories of the four gospels. The "Codex aureus Epternacensis" is one of the most precious witnesses of medieval book illumination with its colourful and golden pages. The original is preserved in Nuremberg, but at its place of origin you can admire impressive facsimiles of the manuscript.





Our advice

Visit the lavish basilica and have a walk around the beautiful city park.