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Altes Rathaus in the Marktplatz

Lorsch is a city in the state of Hesse in Germany.

Not to be confused with Lorch.


Lorsch is a small town, with a picturesque town square (Marktplatz) and a historic cloister which is a UNESCO site. The town is in the Bergstraße region even though it is a few kilometers west of the Bergstraße, the region's namesake road.

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By train[edit]

Germany's regional train system is extensive, including a stop in Lorsch. About a 15-minute train ride from Mannheim. Bensheim is served by the Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Neckar (VRN) public transportation network. If you purchase a VRN day pass to Lorsch from some other town on the Bergstraße south of Zwingenberg, then that ticket would also be valid to visit Zwingenberg, Bensheim and Heppenheim which all have an Altstadt. You may need to change trains in Bensheim to reach Lorsch.

  • 1 Lorsch railway station (Bahnhof Lorsch). The railway station no longer has a ticket office. Rail-fans should look into the bay window of the railway station to see the old-fashion levers that the station operator once used to control the settings of switches and signals on the rail line. Bahnhof Lorsch (Q25088577) on Wikidata

Get around[edit]

Map of Lorsch


Fountain in the Marktplatz
Königshalle (Kingshall) of the abbey

There are several very beautiful half-timbered houses at Marktplatz and along Bahnhofstraße

  • 1 Lorsch townhall (Rathaus Lorsch). Half-timbered, built in 1715. Rathaus Lorsch (Q26821623) on Wikidata
  • 2 Kloster Lorsch (located near the Marktplatz). This abbey and cloister is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Abbey and Altenmünster of Lorsch (Q157550) on Wikidata Lorsch Abbey on Wikipedia
  • 3 Lorsch Tobacco Museum (Tabakmuseum Lorsch), Nibelungenstraße 35. Tobacco Museum Lorsch (Q2386248) on Wikidata
  • 4 Evangelical church, Nibelungenstraße 23. Evangelical church built in 1896. Evangelische Kirche (Q106842300) on Wikidata



There is a small retail district on Bahnhofstraße near the Marktplatz.


The Marktplatz has cafes and ice-cream parlours (Eiscafe).



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