The abbey, together with its monumental entrance, the famous ‘Torhall’, are rare architectural vestiges of the Carolingian era. The sculptures and paintings from this period are still in remarkably good condition.
Criteria for inclusion as a World Heritage Site
|iii||To bear a unique or at least exceptional testimony to a cultural tradition or to a civilization which is living or which has disappeared.||All|
|iv||To be an outstanding example of a type of building, architectural or technological ensemble or landscape which illustrates (a) significant stage(s) in human history.||All|
|Jewish Cemetery in Worms||2011||15.5km||site_ao|
|Germany’s Castle Frankenstein||2016||18.1km||site_ao|
|E 7, 7 and E 7, 5 Apartment Buildings, Mannheim, Germany||1957||19.7km||site_brutalism|
|St. Mark’s Church (Markuskirche)||13.1km||site_brutalism|
|Neckaruferbebauung Nord (Neckarpromenade)||18.9km||site_brutalism|
|Jonah Church (Jonakirche)||12.2km||site_brutalism|
About the source: UNESCO
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