The cloister and its fate
Like all medieval Benedictine monasteries, Lorch was built according to a traditional plan that corresponded to the lives of the monks. The church was the most important building. The cloister was directly connected to the church: an interior courtyard with arcade entries, its four sides having all the rooms that the monks needed for their daily life. In Lorch Monastery, the late Gothic cloister fell victim to the Peasants' War in the 16th century. The east and south wings were not rebuilt.