Wäscherschloss Castle – the Staufer family origin
The excellently preserved castle was constructed between 1220 and 1250 and is situated at the heart of Staufer territory. Wäscherschloss was the outer fortification of Büren Castle, whose inhabitants later named themselves after Hohenstaufen hill. This is the birthplace of the Staufer dynasty. A formidable stone wall encloses the castle, protecting the well-fortified living quarters. The site has survived the centuries since the Middle Ages in outstanding condition and is a prime example of a Staufer residence.