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Castle
Location type: Castle
Location address: Deutschland, Göppingen
Number of texts: 2
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The Hohenstaufen is a hill peaking in the Swabian Alb with an elevation of 684 metres (2,244 ft) Together with the Rechberg and Stuifen , Staufer Frius, it forms the so-called “Three Kaiser mountains” (Drei Kaiserberge). It is easily visible from the little town of Lorch; it towers over the forests of that previously occupied the Staufer the Hohenstaufen castle is now in ruin.

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Hohenstaufen Castle (German: Burg Hohenstaufen) is a ruin, lying above the town of Hohenstaufen, in the district of Göppingen in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It was the 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 a “drinking vessel” and refers to the conical shape of the mountain.

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