the Staufer family origin

Wäscherschloss Castle

Facade of the Wäscherschloss; photo: Staatliche Schlösser und Gärten Baden-Württemberg, Ortsverwaltung Ludwigsburg

Wäscherschloss Castle; photo: Staatliche Schlösser und Gärten Baden-Württemberg, Giacinto Carlucci

Wäscherschloss Castle; photo: Staatliche Schlösser und Gärten Baden-Württemberg, Achim Mende

The site has survived the centuries since the Middle Ages in outstanding condition and is a prime example of a Staufer residence. Wäscherschloss Castle (Burg Wäscherschloss ) was originallythe outer fortifi cation of Büren Castle,whose inhabitants later named themselves after Hohenstaufen hill: this isthe birthplace of the famous dynasty.