Mannheim 19. September 2010
bis 20. Februar 2011
Ausstellung der Länder
The nine Hohenstaufen monarchs from Conrad III (1138–1152) to Conradin (1254–1268) significantly shaped the history of Europe’s High Middles Ages. Appointed Dukes of Swabia, elected Kings of the Romans and elevated to the rank of Holy Roman Emperor, die Hohenstaufen occupied the pinnacle of the medieval hierarchy and, as Norman Kings and heirs of the Kingdom of Jerusalem too, additionally ruled large parts of the Christian West at times. However, the origins of the most famous dynasty of the Middles Ages remain obscured.
The exhibition traces the family’s roots in the 11th century and plots the House of Hohenstaufen’s rise to the empire’s highest position as well as its fall in the following two centuries.