Kloster Lorsch

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Kloster Lorsch
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Architectural Buildings • Monuments & Statues
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
Beeing a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1991, the concept around the former Imperial Abbey offers various perspectives on its history and research projects. With the redesign in 2014, the Lorsch World Heritage Site was expanded by two areas of education and research: the Lauresham Laboratory and the Exhibition Depot "Zehntscheune".
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Alice R
Hobart, Australia7,948 contributions
Abbey
Feb 2020 • Friends
Plenty of buildings to walk around - only the visitor centre/museum was open. Massive stone wall surrounds it with gates that lock after 5pm. There is a garden behind one of the buildings which is worth a look. The altenmunster and old tobacco building which can be walked to is worthy of attention.
Written March 14, 2020
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Phi Somchai
Bangkok, Thailand3,495 contributions
Well preserved architecture
Mar 2019 • Solo
This is the ruins of a Monastery built by the Carolingian empire during the 8th century.

What is left here is the front facade of the abbey and a structure of the church. They are very well maintained and the architecture is rather unique. If you like historical architecture, this is the place to be.

Written March 17, 2019
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Thomas Ozbun
Vicenza, Italy982 contributions
Not much left of once a great Abbey
Mar 2018 • Friends
A Unesco world heritage site, the Imperial Abbey used to be one of the most renowned monasteries of the Carolingian Empire. Now mostly in ruins, there are some parts of the building remaining which are some of the best examples of pre-Romanesque Caroligian architectural style. Originally built in the 8th century, the building had maintained its style more or less unchanged until the Thirty Years War when the Abbey, together with many other towns around was pillaged and left to ruins by the Spanish and then later by the French. What remains is the entrance hall called Aula Regia, built in the 9th century and the foundations of the church building itself.
Written February 4, 2019
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Matthias W
Geneva, Switzerland413 contributions
Once upon a time the richest monastery of europe
Dec 2018 • Friends
Founded in Carolingian time at its peak time the monastery owned a huge area of land and used to be a major force to be reckoned with. Nowadays only the gatehouse remains to tell about this glorious times. For those who enjoy old frescoes remains of those can be seen on the upper floor, which can be visited in a guided tour. Unfortunately only a stub of the church and the enclosing walls remain of the rest. The outside is one of the unique Carolingian examples of the transition between older roman style type of buildings going towards the middle ages.
For those who don't care about frescoes the old town square is nice too and the gatehall can be seen from the outside and might be easy to stop if going or coming from Frankfurt e.g.
Written January 7, 2019
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Hans S
Waalre, The Netherlands38 contributions
One of a kind
Aug 2018 • Couples
Amazing building with no fully completed survey of heritage and meaning. Must see. Only entrance via guide. Lorsch is a splendid small village not far from Frankfurt and Heidelberg
Written August 8, 2018
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TinaQ
Moscow, Russia1,907 contributions
Pleasant
Aug 2016 • Couples
We visited the place solely because it's on the UNESCO WHS list. The area itself is very pleasant and peaceful. Grounds are smallish, quick to walk through. On weekends, there are locals having a picnic or just walking around. There's apparently a museum nearby, we came after opening hours and didn't see it.
Written July 27, 2017
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gourmet_ou_gourmand
Manchester, UK262 contributions
A must-see ..... really
Mar 2017 • Friends
A UNESCO world heritage site, and rightly so. This is one of the landmarks of the region and realla a must-see. And it is for free. Located just off two of the main motorways, it is worth to have a stop to see the Torhalle. And also the museum located right besides it is worth a visit.
Written April 6, 2017
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Patricia M
Charleston, SC35 contributions
Not a lot to see when the museum is closed
Aug 2016 • Family
The grounds and restored building were interesting, but the museum was closed. A gift shop nearby had some nice souvenirs, but don't go just for the Abbey. Most of the area is private and buildings are closed to the public.
Written February 3, 2017
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nuboy
San Francisco, CA329 contributions
Tranquility
Oct 2016 • Friends
My friend and I arrived at this UNESCO World Heritage site on a public holiday. It was also raining lightly, so there were not a lot of visitors. We enjoyed a good walk around town. There are constructions / renovation of the abbey and we didnt get to go to the "king's room".
Written November 5, 2016
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Simon Jan R
Zierikzee, The Netherlands19 contributions
Pleasant one night stop
Jun 2016 • Couples
Coming from Northern Italy on our way home in The Netherlands we made a stop in the Mannheim area. We had booked a hotel in Lorsch and received the booking confirmation and information if we would arrive late almost immediately in a ver correct manner. We arrived in the late afternoon after a tedious trip on the A8 motorway. We were pleasantly surprised with the choice of hotel Karolingerhof. Nice room, very clean and comfortable. We went into town for a dinner in the old brewery that was altered to a cosy restaurant. A walk in the old city center with medieval buildings around an abbey. In the morning a good breakfast and off we went.
Written June 1, 2016
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