Lorch Monastery



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Lorch Monastery
Lorch Monastery, monastery church
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Lorch Monastery, circular painting of the Hohenstaufen dynasty
Experience history first-hand

Lorch Monastery (Kloster Lorch), Wäscherschloss Castle (Burg Wäscherschloss) and Hohenstaufen are key historical locations for the Staufer – representing the birthplace of the dynasty, the official family seat, and its initial burial site.


Interior of the church of St. Peter and Paul, Lorch MonasteryThe monastery churchChapel and monument
The monastery church - Chapel and monument
Aerial view of Lorch Monastery churchThe burial placesRulers, noblemen, and abbots
The burial places - Rulers, noblemen, and abbots
Detail of the mural of the House of Staufen, Lorch Monastery chapter houseExhibitionsExperience history
Exhibitions - Experience history
Detail of a mural of the House of Staufen in the Lorch Monastery churchImages of the House of StaufenBenefactors and patron saints
Images of the House of Staufen - Benefactors and patron saints
Motif of the Staatliche Schlösser und Gärten Baden-Württemberg


If you want to see Baden-Württemberg at its most beautiful, visit the many palaces and gardens run by the state heritage agency, Staatliche Schlösser und Gärten. How about a perfectly-preserved monastery complex, such as the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Maulbronn? Or there are Heidelberg's world-famous ruins. And there's much, much more.

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