Why did Wolfram found a monastery?
Apparently, Wolfram was honoring a pledge that he had made as a participant in the second crusade between 1147 and 1149: After his safe return, he would found a monastery. Wolfram gifted the land near Neusaß and three farms for the new monastery, which would be settled by Cistercian monks from Maulbronn. Emperor Friedrich Barbarossa acknowledged the founding of the monastery in 1157, thereby dignifying Wolfram's merits on the crusade. Wolfram was fond of the Cistercian order and joined the new monastery as a lay brother. However, he died prior to 1163 and was buried in the monastery.