A number of sights along the cultural axis tell the history of the town and the abbey, and are a worthwhile addition to your visit at the World heritage site.
The cultural axis connects the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Altenmünster Abbey and Abbey hill. Old cultivated plants and a sign-posted pathway lead visitors through a natural landscape with its high level of cultural interest.
The public teaching and recreational garden is dedicated to what is still today the most important medicinal plant in the Lorsch Pharmacopoeia.
What was life like for the peasants and the seigniory families during Charlemagne’s time? The Carolingian court at Lauresham was modelled on the basis of archaeological findings. Research is performed into farming, animal husbandry and crafts in the course of practical, everyday work. Here, visitors can learn a variety of interesting things about the manorial system during the Carolingian era.
In respect of the farm animals living in Lauresham, dogs are not allowed on the premises.
This is the initial site of the mother abbey built in 764, which had to be relinquished early on due to lack of space. Thanks to new landscape architectural design work, today’s visitors can obtain a good idea of what the site once looked like.
An impressive testimony from the time of when tobacco was grown in Lorsch: the shed which was once used for curing tobacco.