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Staufer was the name of a dynasty who produced several Roman-German kings and emperors from the 11th to the 13th century. Frankfurt was the place of residence and coronation for the Staufer dynasty. During the reigns of the Staufer emperors, Frankfurt received important incentives to develop into a significant city. The  museum has original parts of buildings from the Staufer period, and so the permanent exhibition Staufer Age illustrates life in medieval Frankfurt. After a spectacular archaeological find, a Staufer wharf can also be visited in the museum, the Staufer Harbour.