Baron von Wortzenberger is the descendant of a German noble family whose art collection was stolen by the Flying Hellfish at the end of World War II.

He came to Springfield to retrieve the stolen paintings when the U.S. State Department discovered their whereabouts. During his short stay, he treated those around him with disrespect and little interest even in the priceless art, being mainly interested in getting back to Stuttgart in time to see Kraftwerk perform there.

He drives a Mercedes convertible.