A quiet, picturesque village surrounded by medieval walls, Echternach, Luxembourg was designated a European Destination of Excellence in 2008 by the European Union. The city is home to five museums, a 90-acre recreation center and the Echternach Music Festival, held annually in May and June. Against this charming backdrop, the event venues in Echternach welcome travelers to experience a rich history that dates back more than 1,300 years.
The country's sole airport, Luxembourg-Findel International Airport, is 15 miles southwest of Echternach and offers 12 carriers with flights throughout Europe. Taxi fare to Echternach from Luxembourg costs between $78-125, but buses (line 110) provide affordable alternatives. Taxis are an expensive luxury in Luxembourg and are only available at dedicated pick-up locations. However, Echternach is refreshingly walkable.
The new Trifolion Cultural, Tourism & Congress Centre is the largest of the event venues in Echternach. Located in City Centre, this Echternach venue features 10 distinct spaces over five levels. The Atrium (Large Hall) accommodates a maximum of 700 guests, and the smaller Agora seats 300. With catering options and state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment, the Trifolion is perfect for hosting seminars and presentations.
The 38-room Hotel Bel Air Echternach has meeting space for up to 140 guests and offers four unique venues and a lovely 24-acre park. With beautiful views of Echternach Lake, the 70-room Hotel Eden du Lac has two meeting rooms for up to 100 guests. The 42-room Hotel des Ardennes has a lovely outdoor garden terrace for informal gatherings of 50.
Cine Sura, one Luxembourg's oldest cinemas, is in the City Centre and has a screening room available for groups of 125. Against the scenic backdrop of Lake Echternach, the Recreational Center is a great place to host informal gatherings of up to 100, which can be held in the complex's restaurant or one of the outdoor grilling areas. The Museum of the Abbey traces the history of the 7th-centrury monastery in Echternach and meeting space for 50 is available in the courtyard.
An upscale bistro with dining space for 50, Nonne Millen Restaurant is ideal for business meetings. The Hotel-Restaurant Au Vieux Moulin offers banquet space for 40 guests and serves seasonal dishes prepared with fresh, local produce. La Grappe d'Or, in the Postillion Hotel, is known for authentic French fare and has private dining space for up to 25.