Founded by the House of Staufen
900 years ago, the House of Staufen founded the monastery on the mountain overlooking the Rems river valley. The family was intended to be buried here. The Benedictine monastery, which the aristocratic family furnished with lavish possessions, grew into a magnificent place. This is still evident today, in the view that presents itself to visitors as they drive through the Rems valley to Lorch. In this way, the House of Staufen characterized their territory around Hohenstaufen Castle, their ancestral seat.