Fodor's Expert Review Reichsabtei Corvey

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Imperial Abbey of Corvey, Reichsabtei Corvey, The Fairy-Tale Road, Germany, Europe

The impressive Reichsabtei Corvey, or Schloss Corvey, is idyllically set between the wooded heights of the Solling region and the Weser River. During its 1,200-year history it has provided lodging for several Holy Roman emperors. Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben (1798–1874), author of the poem "Deutschland, Deutschland über Alles," worked as librarian here in the 1820s. The poem, set to music by Joseph Haydn, became the German national anthem in 1922. A garden festival takes place every year in August, and concerts are held in the church and great hall, the Kaisersaal, during the summer. Corvey is reached on an unnumbered road heading east from Höxter (3 km [2 miles]) toward the Weser. There are signposts to "Schloss Corvey."

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Quick Facts

Höxter, North Rhine-Westphalia  37671, Germany

- 05271 - 168–168

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: €12; abbey church €4, Closed Nov.–mid-Apr.

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