Lorsch facts for kids
|Area||25.24 km2 (9.75 sq mi)|
|Elevation||93 m (305 ft)|
|Population||13,170 (31 December 2013)|
|- Density||522 /km2 (1,351 /sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
|Location of the town of Lorsch within Bergstraße district|
It is the site of a Benedictine abbey, which used to be one of the greatest centers of Carolingian art. Several Carolingian kings of Germany were buried there. The abbey is also famous for the Lorsch Codex, which was produced there around the end of the 12th century. The abbey has been declared a World Heritage Site. The Nibelungenlied identifies Lorsch as the birthplace of Siegfried.
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Lorsch railway station in May 2007 (trackside)
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