Lorsch Monastery

Lorsch Monastery


The first UNESCO World Heritage Site in Hesse

The former Benedictine abbey of Lorsch Monastery on the Bergstrasse in Hesse is definitely worth a visit for visitors interested in history. Founded in 764, the imperial monastery was considered a center of power, intellect and culture until the High Middle Ages. In the 13th century, the Abteil was assigned to Kurmainz and in the 15th century it was pledged to the Electoral Palatinate. In 1991, UNESCO designated Lorsch Monastery a World Heritage Site – a tribute to the historical significance of Charlemagne’s former imperial abbey. With the King’s Hall, one of the best-preserved Carolingian buildings north of the Alps stands here, and the Lorsch Codex is considered the land register of Germany.


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