In remembrance of a long tradition
In a difficult time, Abbot Laurentius Autenrieth wanted to honor the monastery's benefactor family with a commission. The images decorate the pilasters of the nave. To the far west, two pairs stand across from each other. These are followed by the most important rulers from the House of Staufen, depicted as individual figures, including Friedrich I Barbarossa and Emperor Friedrich II. It should be noted that the depicted members of the House of Staufen wear clothing that was modern when the images were created, circa 1530, not the clothing of the 12th century.