Königslutter in the Nature Park Elm-Lappwald

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Monastry church of Königslutter © ArtMechanic/cc-by-sa-3.0

Monastry church of Königslutter © ArtMechanic/cc-by-sa-3.0

Königslutter am Elm is a town in the district of Helmstedt in Lower Saxony. It is located on the northeastern slopes of the Elm hill range, within the Elm-Lappwald Nature Park, about 23 km (14 mi) east of Brunswick, 15 km (9.3 mi) west of the district capital Helmstedt, and 20 km (12 mi) south of Wolfsburg.

A village called Lûtere in the Duchy of Saxony was first mentioned in a 1135 deed, when Emperor Lothair III established a Benedictine monastery here, centered around the Sts Peter and Paul Church, a prominent Romanesque basilica where he and his consort Richenza of Northeim as well as his son-in-law, the Welf duke Henry the Proud are also buried. The place was named after the nearby karst spring of the Lutter stream in the Elm hills.

Emporer Lothar lime tree, about 900 years old © Times/cc-by-sa-3.0 Cloister at the monastery church © Times/cc-by-sa-3.0 Elm © Elmschrat/cc-by-sa-3.0 Elm range to the west on a misty day © Elmschrat/cc-by-sa-3.0 St Sebastian church © AxelHH Monastry church of Königslutter © ArtMechanic/cc-by-sa-3.0
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Emporer Lothar lime tree, about 900 years old © Times/cc-by-sa-3.0
A water castle was erected around 1200 and in 1318 the surrounding settlement was documented as a market town. Around 1400 the Dukes of Brunswick granted the citizens of Luttere town privileges. From the late 14th century onwards, the place was called Konnigesluttere, referring to late Emperor Lothair III, King of the Romans.

Located on the trade route from Brunswick to Magdeburg (the present-day Bundesstraße 1), beer brewing and Elm limestone mining and cutting were its main industries in early modern times, while the monastery developed as a pilgrimage destination. Not until 1924, the the monastery complex and the adjacent settlement of Oberlutter were incorporated into the town. The monastery church is known for its sculptural art and the tomb of the emperor.

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