The Monastery of Lorsch was first mentioned in official records in the year 764, and was one of the leading monastic centres of the Carolingian period. Lorsch was a centre of learning, a place where ancient knowledge was passed on for occidental culture. The remaining structures of this important early medieval monastic town include a Carolingian gatehouse (also known as the King’s Hall), Romanesque church ruins and perimeter walls. Today the nearby Museum Centre houses departments devoted to the study of monastic history, tobacco-growing, and traditional life and culture in Hesse. In 1991 UNESCO granted the Monastery of Lorsch World Heritage status.
Contact informationLorsch Monastery
Owner: Staatliche Schlösser und Gärten Hessen
Phone: 06251 51446
Fax: 06251 587140