Gundelfingen (Münsingen), The county of Reutlingen
The Hohengundelfingen was home to the Gundelfinger family and is the most extensive complex in the Lauter valley. The castle, which was first mentioned in 1236, was probably built in the 12th century and its construction could be due to the heyday of the noble family under Swigger I in 1105. One descendant of Swigger I, Swigger VI, is in part responsible for the downfall of the Gundelfinger family and consequently the Hohengundelfingen castle. He seemingly had 14 children, which is why the family property got fragmented into numerous lines and after 1293 was sold to the Habsburgs, who were one of many owners. Although the Hohengundelfingen was destroyed around 1389 when it first was described as a Burgstall, a lot of people were still interested in buying the property. In 1939, the Neu-Ulm manufacturer Hans Römer bought the castle and from 1948 to 1966 carried out extensive repairs.
Burg Hohengundelfingen von Horst Guth, Cinecopter