The Königshalle (King’s Hall) is the only remaining Carolingian structure from the monastery and one of the most famous examples of early-medieval architecture. The elaborate façade decorations, arcades, pilasters and half-columns are testimony to the builders’ craftsmanship.
The appearance of Lorsch Abbey continued to change throughout the eight centuries of its existence. Old buildings were replaced by new ones or adapted to the requirements of the period. Sculptural elements were influenced by stylistic developments. The remaining fragments provide valuable assistance in dating the periods of construction.