Visit Göppingen's top attractions in this 34 minutes itinerary. Staufer-Denkmal, Burgruine Hohenstaufen, Dokumentationsraum für staufische Geschichte and all other sights were never that easy to visit in this well planned 34 minutes Göppingen itinerary.
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The Staufer, also known as the House of Staufen, or of Hohenstaufen, were a dynasty of German kings (1138–1254) during the Middle Ages. Besides Germany, they also ruled the Kingdom of Sicily (1194–1268). In Italian historiography, they are known as the Svevi (Swabians), since they were (successive) dukes of Swabia from 1079. Three members of the dynasty—Frederick I, Henry VI and Frederick II—were crowned Holy Roman Emperor. == Name == The dynasty is named for their seat at Hohenstaufen Castle, which was in turn named for a nearby conical hill of the Swabian Jura with the name Hohenstaufen (now in Göppingen, Baden-Württemberg).Read more
Hohenstaufen Castle (German: Burg Hohenstaufen) is a ruin, lying above the Hohenstaufen locality, today part of Göppingen in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. The hill castle was seat of the now-defunct House of Hohenstaufen. Hohenstaufen Castle can be found on Hohenstaufen Mountain, 684 m (2,244 ft) above sea level. The word Stauf means "drinking vessel" (beaker or cup) and refers to the conical shape of the mountain. == Middle Ages == Hohenstaufen castle was built about 1070 by Frederick I of Hohenstaufen—even before he became Duke of Swabia—, as a fortress to protect family interests in the vicinity.Read more