The Imperial Abbey of Lorsch, in Lorsch, about 10 km (6 miles) east of Worms, was one of the most renowned monasteries of the Carolingian Empire.
Even in its last state,its remains strong which is most important pre-Romanesque buildings in Germany.
Its chronicle, entered in the Lorscher Codex compiled in the 1170s (now in the state archive at Würzburg) is a fundamental document for early medieval German history.
Another famous document from the monastic library is the Codex Aureus of Lorsch.
The UNESCO World Heritage Site was listed as a ruined abbey in 1991 .