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Opening hours, tickets & info

Please note the different times and admission and ticket prices for your visit. The public tours take place with a minimum of 2 people. Tickets can be purchased spontaneously on site without prior reservation. Prior registration is required for groups of more than 10 people.

The hall can be freely viewed from the outside. The upper floor of the building can only be accessed as part of the public tour.

SEASONMarch – OctoberNovember – February
PUBLIC GUIDED TOURSTues-Sun, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.Sat & Sun, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
 The tour starts every hour, two persons minimum needed, duration 30-45 min.
(incl. museum admission)
6 € | reduced 4 € | family ticket 14 €
(2 adults, max. 4 children up to 16 years)

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OPENING HOURS Freely accessible all year round until nightfall.
ADMISSION accessible free of charge

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SEASONMarch – October
JULY: SA 6th, FRI 12nd, SA 20th, FRI 26th
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each time
ADMISSION5 € | reduced 3 € | family ticket 11,50 € (2 adults, max. 4 children up to 16 years)

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The Museum Center (MUZ) houses the monastery history section and the Lorsch Tobacco Museum – two very different topics, both of which are part of Lorsch’s history.

A changing special exhibition on various themes is presented on the upper floor.


year-round, but please note our closing days below

OPENING HOURSTues-Sun, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
ADMISSION3 € | reduced 2 € | family ticket (2 adults, max. 4 children up to 16 years) 7 € |
groups (from 20 pers.) 2 € p.p.

Please note the following changed opening hours on the following days:

February 2 and 9 – closed from 2.45 p.m.

Thank you for your understanding.

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There are two ways of visiting the open-air laborarory:

  • only with a guided tour (Tues – Sat).
  • no guided-tours but admission with a ticket (Sun & bank holidays).
SEASONMarch 10 – October 27November – February

Tues – Sat, 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m.

Guided tours on request, duration 90 minutes

Sun & public holidays

(admission / public guided tour)
7 € | reduced 5 € | family ticket 16,50 €
(2 adults, max. 4 children up to 16 years)

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Please note that dogs are not allowed on the outdoor area to protect our farm animals.

“Open Lauresham” – explore the open-air laboratory without a guided tour”

On Sundays and public holidays, the open-air laboratory can be explored on your own. From 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., at the regular ticket price. There will be no public guided tours on this day, but employees will be on hand to explain the respective areas and buildings. In addition, there is always a demonstration or special activity in the area of “Life and work in the early Middle Ages”.

Here you can purchase admission tickets for the open-air laboratory and make purchases in our store. The guided tours of the open-air laboratory start here and the building houses the rooms for our courses and workshops.

SEASONMarch – OctoberNovember – December 15

Tues – Sun, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Tues – Sun, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.


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All our facilities will remain closed on 24, 25 and 26 DEC, 31 DEC and 1 JAN as well as on „Faschingsdienstag“ (Shove Tuesday, Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday).

Special tickets

Would you like to visit several of our museums / exhibitions / guided tours on the same day? Then you can save on admission. When purchasing a normal admission ticket (Königshalle with guided tour, Lauresham Sundays, Lauresham guided tour, Zehntscheune admission), you will receive the tickets at the other ticket offices at the reduced admission price.

PRICE 79 € (2 adults, max. 4 children up to 16 years)

12 months from first use for

  • all public guided tours (DI – SA)
  • all themed tours & workshops in the annual program
  • all theme days
  • all open Sundays

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Conditions for discounts

  • Children and young people from 6 to 16 years
  • Pupils, students and trainees on presentation of a corresponding ID card
  • Graduates of a voluntary social or ecological program
    year and participants in the Federal Voluntary Service on presentation of a
    ID card
  • Holders of an “Ehrenamts Card” and one accompanying person
  • Persons entitled to ALG/social welfare and similar benefits upon presentation of proof
  • Families on presentation of the Hessen Family Card
  • For groups with a minimum of ten participants. (Two teachers have free admission for school classes and school groups)
  • Military and civilian service
  • Youth leaders upon presentation of a youth leader card
  • Employees of the operating company “Schloss Erbach”
  • Holders of the Rhine-Neckar Triangle Museum Ticket (RND)
  • Press with ID, name and address against copy of ID
  • Children up to their 6th birthday (except kindergarten groups)
  • max. 2 accompanying supervisors for groups with a minimum of 10 participants (kindergartens, school classes, student groups, etc.)
  • Employees of the State Palaces and Gardens of Hesse on presentation of an ID card
  • Guests with a certificate from the State Palaces and Gardens of Hesse confirming entitlement to free admission
  • an accompanying person of guests with a disabled person’s pass with the B, Bl, G and aG marks
  • Employees of other palace administrations in Germany upon presentation of proof
  • Members of the Association for the Promotion of the UNESCO World Heritage Lorsch Monastery e.V.
  • Members of the Lorsch Heritage and Cultural Association*.
  • Friends of the Landesmuseum Darmstadt e. V. on presentation of ID*
  • EXARC members upon presentation of a corresponding ID**
  • Members of the Association of German Art Historians.
  • Members of ICOM/ICOMOS
  • Holders of a cultural identity card of the Council of Europe
  • Members of the Bundesverband der Gästeführer Deutschland e.V. for study purposes
  • Employees of the “Historical Heritage” company code

* Only in the monastery grounds and museum center
** Only in the Lauresham open-air laboratory

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