Butzbach is located in the Wetterau region of Hessen, near Giessen. Before World War I, the palace of Count Philipp III was converted into an infantry barracks. This site continued to serve as a barracks through World War II, after which it served the U.S. Army as Schloss Kaserne. The area was returned to the German government in the mid-1990s, and the military buildings were torn down in 1999. The Schloss itself is being restored.