Thursday, 23 February 2017

Germany: Ruins of Hersfeld Abbey

On Monday I got four postcards from Germany.

One of them shows the church ruins of Hersfeld Abbey. Hersfeld Abbey was an important Benedictine imperial abbey founded in the 8th century. In 1523 Martin Luther gave a sermon at the abbey. The abbey church was one of the largest Romasque churches north of the Alps, but was destroyed during the Seven Years' War. Today it is the largest Romanesque church ruin in the World.


Stamp:
Dresden (from set of two) (issued 03-04-2014)


Thank You very much Jennifer!

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