Sunday 23 October 2016

Abbey and Altenmünster of Lorsch

The gatehouse, known as King's Hall, is one of the very rare buildings from the Carolingian era whose original appearance is intact. 

King's Hall at Lorsch
This postcard was sent by Michèle

The Abbey of Lorsch is a former Imperial abbey in LorschGermany, about 10 km east of Worms. It was one of the most renowned monasteries of the Carolingian Empire. Even in its ruined state, its remains are among the most important pre-RomanesqueCarolingian style buildings in Germany.  - in: wikipedia

The picturesque King's Hall, featuring its world-renowned colourful sandstone façade, is one of the few well-preserved buildings from the Carolingian age. Although its purpose is not yet determined, its importance is undoubted. The upper floor (only accessible on a guided tour) features in part very well preserved wall paintings from various centuries. - in:

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