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Echternach Saint Willibrord Heritage (Luxembourg)

Echternach Saint Willibrord Heritage is a site of tangible artefacts and intangible legacies of the Anglo-Saxon Irish Benedictine monk Saint Willibrord (658-739). It embodies the process of early unification of medieval Europe based on faith, diplomacy and cultural exchanges. The heritage site includes natural and built heritage elements as the crypt, in which the Willibrord Fountain and the Sarcophagus of the Saint are to be found, the former monastic housing with the Abbey Museum, the Echternach Scriptorium and the annual Hopping Procession, dating back almost to the Saint Willibrord’s death, now an intangible cultural heritage on the UNESCO representative list.