Corvey Museum palace that is located in Hoxter North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany is founded by Emperor Louis the Pious in 815-822. It origin started



Last updated on August 30th, 2019 at 08:57 am

Corvey Museum Palace lies in Hoxter. Which is North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. The Palace is found by Emperor Louis the Pious in 815-822. It origin started back in the days when the Saxon War was fought. However, Charlemagne or Charles I or Charles the Great was the winner. He is King of the Franks. However, a plan was made to set-up an Abbey. Although this plan was only executed during the reign of his son Louis the Pious.

History of Corvey museum palace

The first Monks were welcome in 816. Which were from the Benedictine Abbey of Corbie Abbey in Picardy, France. That was dedicated to Saint Peter. The issue of the location made the Monks move in officially in 822. To a location called Villa Huxori. This place was then Nova Corbeia a Latin word meaning “New Corbie”. In old German but the pronounciation is “Corvey”.  So this was how the name came about.

Corvey grew rapidly as a result of the gift and donation that was made by individuals. An Abbey school was founded in 823. Also, the library was also establish. Corvey produce the highest number of scholars then. Although the 30 years’ war devastated the Abbey. And in 1665 Christoph Bernhard Von Galen became the administrator. Then there was a reconstruction of the Abbey. In 1792 Pope Pius VI raised the Corvey in a Prince-bishopric manner. However, it was not seen as Benedictine Abbey anymore.

The Era of Prince-Bishopric

Afterward, there was a change from Prince-Bishopric to the Princely Palace. This was during the Biedermeier era. Corvey was use as compensation for the territory lost in the west of Rhine. Since it was awarded to Victor Amadeus. He rebuild the building as a Schloss (palace). This was in the period of 1815-1834. His successor Victor von Hohenlohe Schillingfurst. However, was giving the title Herzog von Ratibor und Furst von Corvey. Which means Duke of Ratibor and Prince of Corvey. This is how Corvey became a palace and property of the Hohenlohe family.

The residential rooms giving to Viktor Amadeus. And the wife Elise were in the west-wing of the convent building. Today Corvey is manage between two owner. Which are the Catholic Parish and the Duke. But this has not make it very easy.

Culture and Tradition of Corvey museum palace

Corvey in 9th and 12th centuries had a very strong cultural. It was also the spiritual, economic and political center in northern Europe. The Christianisation of the northern and eastern regions of the continent was majorly in Corvey. Today it is the cultural focus in its location. Also, it is the most important heritage site. It a 7,000 square meter site with a museum. Which is it most important cultural and tourism institution in East Westphalia-Lippe. The special music festival perform in the Imperial Hall, the perfect work of art and other number of the event draw a large number of visitors every year to the site.

Work hours in Corvey museum palace

Corvey is open on first of April to 1 November at 10 am daily. Except for October which Monday’s are not included. Its door is open to anyone who wants to book an appointment out of the Palace schedule time. There are majorly three tours a day in Corvey. The 11hr and 12hr tour is called the World Heritage Tour WHT. There is also the 15hr. This place is use as a conference center, hotel and for wedding ceremony.

Corvey museum palace Awarded UNESCO title

It cost a lot as the owners spent a lot of money to develop the old Imperial Abbey. To what it is today. The advice of Doctor Wimberk, the charitable act of Duchess Alexandra and every other individual; and both meetings and other activity brought this success. However, Corvey Museum Palace has made more than 35% increase.  From visitors since it was approve as UNESCO World Heritage title in 21st June 2014. Also it is the 39th on the list in Germany to be giving this award.


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