Abbey and Altenmünster of Lorsch

UNESCO RegionEurope and North America
LocationDistrict of Bergstrasse, State of Hesse (Hessen)
CoordinatesN49 39 13.284 E8 34 6.888
Inscription Date1991
Minor Modifications2011
Property (ha)3.34
Buffer Zone (ha)30
Type of HeritageCultural
CriteriaTo bear a unique or at least exceptional testimony to a cultural tradition or to a civilization which is living or which has disappeared
CriteriaTo be an outstanding example of a type of building; architectural or technological ensemble or landscape which illustrates (a) significant stage(s) in human history
Unesco Reference Number515
DescriptionThe abbey, together with its monumental entrance, the famous 'Torhall', are rare architectural vestiges of the Carolingian era. The sculptures and paintings from this period are still in remarkably good condition.
StatusWorld Heritage Site