Echternach (LU)

EUBO is Orchestra-in-Residence in Echternach, Luxembourg, thanks to a partnership with the Ville d’Echternach, cultural centre Trifolion and Festival International Echternach. The activities of the partnership also attract funding from the Luxembourg Ministry of Culture.

EUBO and its partners in Echternach have agreed to extend the Residency until the end of the co-operation project ‘EUBO Mobile Baroque Academy’ which continues until 2018. The first year of the Residency was 2008.

EUBO’s activities in Echternach include:

Echternach facts & figures

Oldest town in Luxembourg, founded in 698 by St Willibrord, a monk from Northumbria

Population 5,500

Heritage: Roman villa, Church of St Peter & St Paul, Basilica with tomb of St Willibrord, gothic Town Hall, medieval town walls, baroque Benedictine Abbey, etc

Famous Dancing Procession, every year on the Tuesday after Whitsunday

Echter-Barock collection