Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Lorsch Abbey as German Heritage Site

Former Benedictine monastery, founded around 764 AD by Cancor Calculate Frank and his mother, Williswinda, developed into the intellectual and cultural core of Franken Medieval Empire.

Located in the western village of Lorsch, between Darmstadt and Worms, paid tribute to the ruins of a bye-gone age of intellectual achievement and initial medical.

The famous gate or "King Hall" is one of the few buildings of the Carolingian era that has retained its original appearance for centuries. 1,200-year structure serves as a great reminder of how once-mighty monastery complex really.

Touted as the "Carolingian Renaissance jewel", the gate is only preserved architectural monuments of past European significance, and is one of the most important examples of pre-Romanesque architecture in Germany with its arcades, pilasters and half-columns.

Destroyed over the centuries by many fires, and looted by soldiers attacking Spain during the Thirty Years' War, many buildings were lost Lorsch.

Monastery was once one of the largest libraries of the Middle Ages and is one of the leading centers of learning and culture. One of the most famous manuscript is "Lorsch pharmacopoeia", which is said to mark the beginning of modern medicine.

In the treatment of the early Middle Ages are based on herbal and traditional medicine. With a spacious garden, Lorsch Abbey is also considered a place of healing known today. This site has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1991.