Holy Roman Empire

The Holy Roman Empire was a realm that existed from 962-1806 in Central Europe. The empire's territory was centered on the Kingdom of Germany, and included neighbouring territories, which at its peak included the Kingdom of Italy and the Kingdom of Burgundy. For much of its history the Empire consisted of hundreds of smaller sub-units, principalities, duchies, counties, Free Imperial Cities and other domains.

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Aachen Cathedral Otto I was elected King in Aachen in 936
Hildesheim Cathedral and Church exceptional testimony to the religious art of the Holy Roman Empire
Lyon In 843 it was assigned to Lotharingia by the Treaty of Verdun, and then passed to the Burgundian kingdom. It became the centre of the County of Lyon, the lordship of which was conferred by the Holy Roman Emperor Frederick Barbarossa to the Archbishop of Lyon in 1157. (wiki)
Quedlinburg in 919, Quedlinburg became the first capital of the Saxonian-Ottonian dynasty of the Holy Roman Empire
Regensburg After the war, in 1663, Regensburg hosted the Imperial Diet, with some interruptions, until the dissolution of the Holy Roman Empire, in 1806. (AB ev)
Reichenau The monastic island of Reichenau was in the 8th-11th centuries one of the cultural and artistic centres of the German Holy Roman Empire, over which it exercised considerable influence. (AB ev)
Speyer Cathedral Built by Conrad II (c. 990 - June 4, 1039), Holy Roman Emperor from 1027 until his death and representative of the Salian dynasty.
Tokaji Wine Region "In his edict of 1737, Charles VI, emperor of the Holy Roman Empire and King of Hungary by the name of Charles III, pronounced the area into a closed wine region for the first time in the world," (nom file)
Town Hall and Roland, Bremen Criterion (vi): the ensemble of the town hall and Roland of Bremen with its symbolism is directly associated with the development of the ideas of civic autonomy and market freedom in the Holy Roman Empire (AB ev)


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