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Limburg Abbey

Limburg Abbey in Bad Dürkheim

The Limburg Abbey is a former monastery built in the Romanesque style, on the fringe of the Palatinate Forest in the vicinity of the Rhineland-Palatinate town Bad Dürkheim. Today, only a ruin.

The Limburg was a Benedictine abbey, from 1024 converted into a three-nave basilica and in 1035 in the presence of Emperor Konrad II officially blessed. The structure was built about the same time as the Speyer cathedral.

In 1843 the city bought the ruins and Dürkheim insured it in 1925. When no events are held within its walls, the ruin is accessible for visitors free of charge. In the sacristy of the former monastery there is a restaurant today, the Limburg Abby Larder. From June to the end of August, various outdoor events such as concerts as well as theater and opera performances are held here.

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