Why not make the most of your visit to Lorsch Abbey by enjoying a delicious meal in Lorsch, visiting the shops or strolling around the beautiful town centre? There are also a wide variety of cultural events to discover in the evening. More information can be found here.
Why not combine your visit to Lorsch with a visit to other cultural and tourist attractions in the region? Several examples are listed below.
Prehistoric horses, a ‘sea of rocks’, giants and Romans – the Geo-Naturepark offers many fascinating insights into more than 500 million years of geological, natural and cultural history.
This region, comprising the Ried lowlands, the Bergstraße route, the Odenwald uplands and the Neckar and Main valleys, is literally steeped in history. The extremely varied landscapes and habitats are a fantastic place to explore. Take a guided tour led by one of the Geo-Naturepark Bergstraße-Odenwald rangers and learn about the geology, nature and culture of the region.
As a UNESCO Global Geopark, the Geo-Naturepark is a member of the United Nations’ International Geosciences & Geoparks Programme, which includes 120 Geoparks around the world.
Tel. +49 (0)6251-707990
Dating from the 12th century, this cathedral is associated with numerous major historical events, including the Diet of Worms in 1521. It was at this time that Martin Luther was required to defend his views in front of the Emperor Charles V, which led to a schism in the Western Church.
Andreasstraße | Tel. +49 (0)6241-25045
This exceptionally well-preserved example of Carolingian architecture is situated only a short distance from Lorsch. The history of Einhard Basilica is closely linked to that of Lorsch Abbey.
64720 Michelstadt-Steinbach | Tel. +49 (0)6061-73967
The famous Mathildenhöhe Darmstadt (Darmstadt Artists’ Colony), which was established in 1899 by Ernst Ludwig, Grand Duke of Hesse, is a unique example of Jugendstil (Art Nouveau) and Early Modern art and architecture. A guided tour gives visitors a fascinating insight into the entire colony, including the studio house and exhibition buildings, the Wedding Tower and the legendary artists’ houses, which were designed by elite Jugendstil architects.
Tel. +49 (0)6151-134511
Learn about the wide variety of wines grown in the Bergstraße wine region with an expert wine-grower. Wine experiences can be paired with hearty meals, medium and full-flavoured cheeses, handmade chocolate or cured meat. You can sample wines in the cellar or outside in the vineyards, or take part in an unforgettable wine event surrounded by nature.
Christa Guth | Tel. +49 (0)6251-8609075
This imposing house of God was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981, and is the most symbolic and largest Romanesque structure in Europe.
Domplatz | Tel. +49 (0)6232-102118
Schwetzingen Palace, together with the gardens and the town, is one of the finest examples of an 18th century summer residence of an Elector Palatine. The gardens include perfect examples of the contrasting styles of the French formal garden and the landscape garden – both popular at the time. One of the most exceptional gardens in the world.
The growing wealth of Lorsch Abbey soon attracted envy. The mighty Starkenburg Castle was hurriedly constructed in 1066 and managed to ensure independence for the Abbey of the time, as well as for the subsequent Abbey, until 1232.
Touristinfo Heppenheim | Tel. +49 (0)6252-131171
The protagonists in the medieval Nibelungenlied (Song of the Nibelungs) have always been a part of local history and now have their own home in Worms. Built into the medieval town wall, the Nibelungen Museum offers a fascinating insight into the epic.
Fischerpförtchen 10 | Tel. +49 (0)6241-202120
The Nibelung Festival at Worms Cathedral, held every summer, presents fascinating stage productions, not just about the famous epic.
Tel. +49 (0)6241-2000400 | www.nibelungenfestspiele.de
Situated approx. 80 km from Lorsch, this fully intact monastery complex has been extensively restored and its gardens reconstructed. The prelature is a particular highlight.
63500 Seligenstadt | Tel. +49 (0)6182-22640
No other city has inspired poets quite as much as this university city on the Neckar river, with its picturesque old town and world-famous palace, a perfect symbol of German Romanticism. A guided tour of the city naturally includes the Old Bridge (Alte Brücke), once the only way in to the city from the north.
Marktplatz | Tel. +49 (0)6221-142223
A challenge for hikers in the Odenwald. The Nibelungensteig is a hiking trail that runs from the river Rhine to the river Main over the mountains of the Geo-Naturepark Bergstraße-Odenwald. The trail is 124 km long and comprises 4000 metres of ascent, rewarding hikers with a wide diversity of landscapes and breath-taking views.
Tourist-Information NibelungenLand | Altes Rathaus, Marktplatz 1 | 64653 Lorsch
Tel. +49 (0)6251-17526-0 | www.nibelungenland.net/Nibelungensteig