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Lorsch Abbey Travel Guide

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Lorsch Abbey.


The former Imperial Abbey of Lorsch, 10 km east of Worms, was one of the most renowned monasteries of the Carolingian Empire. Though ruined today, the abbey's remains are among the most important pre-Romanesque buildings in Germany and are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Two books from the monastery, the 1200-year-old Codex Aureus of Lorsch and the 800-year-old Lorsch Codex rank among the most important documents in early medieval German history.

Opening Hours & Admission

The abbey is open all year round, daily (except Mondays) from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm (10:00 am to 4:00 pm from October to March). The annual closing days are 1st January, Shrove Tuesday and 24th December. Guided tours (one hour) are held every hour between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm.

Admission is 3 € for adults (5 € with guided tour), 1.5 € for children, students and concessions (3 € with guided tour).

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