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Réimervilla Echternach

A Roman site in the lands of Treveri

On the periphery of the small idyllic town of Echternach, there is a Roman villa - one of the largest and richest rural properties in the surrounding areas of Roman Trier - Augusta Treverorum.

Amongst vast tracts of agricultural land, the farm surrounded by walls extends over 10 hectares. This manor house was discovered in 1975/76, when diggers who were building an artificial lake hit remains of walls a few centimetres underground. After 15 months of excavation, the Roman manor house was cleared.

A genuine palace, it contained no less than 40, later even 70 rooms on the ground floor, with porches, courtyards, water basins, marble veneers, mosaic tiling, and underfloor heating.

Visitors can inspect the manor house, of which the basements, cellars and ornamental ponds were preserved. In addition, one can wander through a pergola covered in grapevine and a Roman garden in which over 70 medicinal and ornamental plants are presented.

A small information centre provides an explicit and vivid picture of daily life in a Roman villa. Reconstructed scenes with life-size figures and models provide insight into the villa: luxurious spas, sumptuous reception rooms, a kitchen and private living room...

For younger visitors, the villa offers a variety of school-related and extracurricular activities. Video projections about life in Roman times and a gift shop form part of the offer for the visitor.

Practical infos

Opening hours

The site will be open from 30 March until 29 September 2024.

Monday: closed

Tuesday-Sunday: 10am - 12am and 1pm - 5pm

Address

Lake Echternach

L-6478 Echternach

GPS N49°80'416°O6°41'197

Guided tours

Individuals

Free every Sunday at 3pm

Groups (≥ 10)

On request (80 €)

Information and booking

+352 47 93 30-214/414

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Videos

RTL show Weess de wat?!

Réimer Deel 1: 753 viru Christus gouf dat réimescht Räich gegrënnt. An och hei zu Lëtzebuerg hu se fläisseg gebaut. Sou zum Beispill d'Réimervilla beim Iechternacher Séi.

Réimer Deel 2: Och zu de Réimerzäiten sinn d'Kanner an d'Schoul gaangen. Wat awer hunn si do geléiert? Dat gi mir zu Iechternach an der Réimervilla gewuer.