04 September 2016

Sunday Stamps II - 90

2014, Germany, 1250th Anniversary of Kloster Lorsch

In 1991, this ruined abbey in Lorsch was made a Unesco World Heritage Site. It was founded in 764, by Count Cancor and later given to Charlemagne who turned it into a Royal Abbey. The Köningshalle (King's Hall) is all that remains and is one of the rare examples of Carolingian architecture that is still standing. The Benedictine abbey was the centre of power, spirituality and culture in the Holy Roman Empire until the High Middle Ages and once housed one of the largest libraries of the Middle Ages. It was also a renowned healing place of its time with the Lorsch Pharmacopaeia, dating from the 8th C, as the beginning of modern medicine.

for commemorative stamps


  1. What a fascinating place and such a long history.

  2. Wow, 1250 year anniversary, I'm guessing that is going to be impossible t beat today.

  3. Wow this is so impressive! 1250th, I had to read it twice to be sure I was correct the first time. I'm going to read more about this in wikipedia.

  4. Makes Westminster a youngster! Impressive.