The Königshalle (King’s Hall) is the architectural highlight of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. The building has ancient and early-medieval façade decorations and is one of the best-preserved examples of Carolingian architecture.
This imposing barn was used for curing tobacco up until around 30 years ago and is a reminder of the importance of tobacco cultivation in the history of Lorsch.
The impressive new visitor centre, where visitors can buy tickets and book guided tours, was completed in December 2013.
The Church Fragment is part of an early 12th century basilica. This fragment formed the three western bays in the central nave of the ante-church in the St. Nazarius Basilica, which was largely destroyed in AD 1621 during the Thirty Years’ War.
The Monastery Wall is one of the few remaining structures from the former monastery; only the southern section is visible today. The wall is 3 to 4 metres high and around 500 metres long and is the largest remaining structure from the original monastery.
The Lauresham Laboratory for Experimental Archaeology is a life-size model of a Carolingian manor farm that shows how people lived during the time of Charlemagne.
The Rupert family, who were closely connected to the ruling Carolingian dynasty, built a private monastery beside the Weschnitz river. This original abbey was first mentioned in documents in AD 764.
The historical section of the Museumszentrum (Museum Centre) examines the religious importance of the powerful Lorsch Abbey. The exhibition includes a reconstruction of an early-medieval scriptorium.
This modern exhibition bears witness to almost 200 years of archaeological excavations and research at Lorsch Abbey.
The large herb garden is situated behind the Tithe Barn. The garden contains around 200 different medicinal plants that are listed in the Lorsch Pharmacopeia. This document was added to the UNESCO Memory of the World Register in 2013.
Wenige Jahre nach der Gründung der frühen Abtei Altenmünster im Jahr 764 wurde diese Klosteranlage errichtet, die Karl der Große zu einem seiner wichtigsten Reichsklöster erhob.