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Sepulchral Chapel (Grabkapelle), Stuttgart

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When King Wilhelm I's young Russian wife, Katharina, died unexpectedly in 1819, he erected Sepulchral Chapel (Grabkapelle) high above Stuttgart as a testament to their eternal love. This location on the site of the former residence of the dukes of Württember had been one of Katharina's favorite spots, offering spectacular views over the city and the Neckar Valley. The inscription above the chapel's entrance reads "Love Never Dies," and the spot is considered by locals to be one of the city's most romantic. The mausoleum is among the most impressive examples of Neoclassical in the region, inspired by the Pantheon in Rome and striking in its severe style. Inside you'll find an iconostasis (wall of icons)--the chapel still serves a Russian Orthodox place of worship. Underground are the Carrara marble sarcophagi of Katharina, King Wilhelm I himself, and his eldest daughter, Marie Friederike Charlotte von Württemberg. Sepulchral Chapel (Grabkapelle) is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Stuttgart Edition.
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  • The Tomb Chapel is a beautiful sign of love. It is a great building in a perfect place. From the Chapel, you have a great view over the vineyards. The mausoleum itself can be visited also against entry. Also the Tomb can be viewed next to the chapel space. This is not particularly spectacular in my opinion but.
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  • No matter whether with my children, visit or even alone, I go again and again, every season here. The services, which are held before the Tomb Chapel are beautiful. Combined with a visit to the idyllic Rotenberg and trip down to Uhlbach in the ox still really Swabian cuisine with outdoor seating under the chestnut trees.
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  • Walked from the Wine Museum strolling amidst vineyards, the walk is worth it for the view that presents itself.
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