Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Visiting Echternach **

Today the Hereditary Grand Ducal Couple visited Echternach in the course of a series of visits scheduled until the end of the year that will lead them to the fifteen Centres de Développement et d'Attraction (CDA) all over the Grand Duchy. (They previously visited Mersch and Vianden.)

Photo: Francis Verquin / Nadine Schartz / Luxemburger Wort / Wort.lu
Most likely very dilaberately, the visit was schedule for today as it is the day of Echternach's famous dancing procession. Together with the students of the the local lycée classique, the Hereditary Grand Duke and the Hereditary Grand Duchess hopped to the tomb of Saint Willibrord after being greeted at the cour d'honneur of the Abbey of Echternach.

After the procession had ended, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie made their way to the town hall and the Denzelt, a historical building on the market square of Echternach to meet with local dignitaries and get a presentation about the region.

Pictures of the procession are located at Wort in German, Wort in French, Wort in Portuguese, Wort in English, RTL, L'essentiel and Tageblatt. More visuals of the whole day can be found on the website of the cour and at Tageblatt. Video are available at Wort and RTL.

Source: Cour grand-ducale, Wort, Ville d'Echternach

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