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Abbey of Lorsch

At the small town of Lorsch, between Worms and Darmstadt, the Abbey of Lorsch was founded by the Frankish Count Cancor and his mother Williswinda during the reign of Pippin the Short (751-768). The buildings at Lorsch are among the most significant relics of pre-Romanesque building techniques in Germany. They were inscribed in the World Heritage List in 1991 together with the nearby Altenmünster monastery.

Abbey of Lorsch
© Verwaltung der staatlichen Schlösser und Gärten Hessen / Tina Kotlewski

Nowadays, the famous Torhalle – one of the few monuments of the Carolingian period to have preserved its original appearance over the centuries – reminds us of the bygone greatness of a once powerful monastery complex.




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