At ITB Berlin the monastery of Lorsch, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, will be represented at the CULTURE LOUNGE in Hall 16. There can be few other places where the early Middle Ages and the Carolingean era can be experienced so closely as in the monastery of Lorsch with its two UNESCO World Heritage Sites. On a three-kilometre circular tour, taking in the first monastery of Altenmünster, the former Carolingian Imperial abbey and the Royal Hall of Lorsch, visitors can rediscover the era of Charlemagne and find out more about the cultural significance of the entire monastery site from the early Middle Ages up to present times. The open-air laboratory of Lauresham, a manor house from the early Middle Ages that was accurately rebuilt based on historical findings, along with living quarters, kitchens, stables, lawns, meadows and a range of livestock, gives a first-hand impression of how people lived outside the monastery gates.
This year the World Heritage Site of the monastery of Lorsch will become an even more popular attraction. From the end of March the visitor information centre (BIZ) will have comprehensive information about the site and its history. In May the Zehntscheune archaeological depot will open, providing extensive information and displaying important excavation finds from the monastery’s colourful history that spans 800 years.
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