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The town church of Göppingen is located in the middle of Göppingen's city centre north of the main street and south of the castle. It is the main church of the Protestant church district of Göppingen of the Evangelical Church in Württemberg, belongs to the parish of Oberhofen, is the largest Protestant Renaissance church in the German-speaking area and the easternmost station on the Heinrich Schickhardt Cultural Route of the Council of Europe, which was officially certified until 2010. Today, in addition to central and special church services, it mainly hosts concerts, lectures, school youth culture days (school@church) and exhibitions. In addition, the Protestant Youth Office District of Göppingen regularly organizes the youth services "up" there. "Festive, discreetly solemn and in a certain way even cheerful, these are the characteristics that give the interior of the Göppingen town church its character today."
The Hohenstaufen dynasty, also known as the Staufer, was a noble family of unclear origin that rose to rule the Duchy of Swabia from 1079, and to royal rule in the Holy Roman Empire during the Middle Ages from 1138 until 1254. The dynasty's most prominent rulers – Frederick I (1155), Henry VI (1191) and Frederick II (1220) – ascended the imperial throne and also reigned over Italy and Burgundy. The non-contemporary name of 'Hohenstaufen' is derived from the family's Hohenstaufen Castle on the Hohenstaufen mountain at the northern fringes of the Swabian Jura, near the town of Göppingen. Under Hohenstaufen rule, the Holy Roman Empire reached its greatest territorial extent from 1155 to 1268.
3. Burgruine Hohenstaufen
Hohenstaufen Castle is a ruined castle in Göppingen in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. The hill castle was built in the 11th century, on a conical hill between the Rems and Fils rivers in what was then the Duchy of Swabia. It was the seat of the Staufer (Hohenstaufen) dynasty, the Dukes of Swabia for the period of 1079–1268, with three Holy Roman Emperors during 1155–1250. The castle was destroyed in the German Peasants' War of 1525.
The Hohenstaufen is a mountain in the Swabian Jura with an elevation of 684 metres (2,244 ft). It and two nearby mountains known as Rechberg and Stuifen together constitute the so-called "Three Kaiser mountains". The Hohenstaufen is easily visible from the little town of Lorch. The mountain towers over the forests that have overgrown the ruins of the Hohenstaufen Castle, the seat of the former House of Hohenstaufen.
5. ehem. Burg Zillenhart
Zillenhart Castle is a ruined hilltop castle, about 700 m southwest of the church of Ursenwang on the 425.6 m above sea level high "Schlossbuckel", near the deserted Zillenhart in the municipality of Schlat in the district of Göppingen in Baden-Württemberg.
Stauferstelen are octagonal memorial stones that were reminiscent of the Staufer, which were Roman-German kings and emperors in the High Middle Ages. The sculptor of this monument is Markus Wolf from Stuttgart-Plieningen.
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