Tag: Merovingians

Trier, part 2

Trier Head Market

There is a legend from the beginning of the 12th century, according to which the city of Trier was founded by Trebeta, the son of the Assyrian King Ninus, who later married Semiramis. When Ninus died, Trebeta was banished by his step-mother Semiramis and went to Europe, where he founded the city of Trier around 2000 B.C. (more…)

Echternach

Abbey garden and Orangery, Echternach

In 697/698, Irmina of Oeren donated her property in Echternach to the Anglo-Saxon missionary Willibrord. Echternach is the oldest city in Luxembourg.

Irmina was of a very influential noble family and, according to the legend, even a daughter of the last Merovingian King (more…)

Malmedy

Rue Jules Steinbach, Malmedy

In 2018, Malmedy is going to celebrate 1370 years of its foundation, which began in 648 with the building of a Benedictine monastery. In fact, of a double-monastery – that of Malmunderio/Malmedy and Stabelaco/Stavelot. The Frankish King Sigebert III, ruler of Austrasia and next to the last Merovingian king, granted part of his property in the Ardennes to the Aquitanian Abbot Remacle with the commission to build a monastery in the heart of the forest.

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