Museum Centre

Since 1 October 1995, the Lorsch Museum Centre has also contained a section dedicated to the history of the abbey. It informs in broad outlines and in extreme brevity about some central aspects to be associated with Lorsch: about the natural conditions of the foundation of the abbey, about the beginnings of the abbey at Altenmünster, about the development of the manorial system as far as it is known from the so-called Lorsch Codex. The visitor can learn about the history of scientific archaeology on site by means of old photographs and receives an introduction to the history and significance of the scriptorium and library in Lorsch Abbey from the beginnings to the last phase of the abbey’s history.