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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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  • As it is written above the main entrance in the West. The inscription in the East: "his perfect forever lover wife Catharina Paulowna Metropolitan Princess of Russia this resting place built by Wilhelm König of Württemberg in 1824". If this time is not proof, that you can not only better bite with the second. After all, was the second wife of the monarch. It was built Giovanni Salucci by the court architect born in Italy. Therefore the style for a mausoleum is "light". The Tomb chapel was used as a Russian Orthodox Goteshuas. Even today, a Russian Orthodox Church Service held on Whit Monday. The view is terrific. When the weather a duty visit.
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  • The Tomb Chapel of the Württemberg is an absolute highlight in the Middle Neckar region. King Wilhelm I built this magnificent Chapel as a sign of love for his wife Katharina, known by many social charities. The panoramic view from the Red Mountain on the Neckar Valley is fantastic.
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  • in the Stuttgart visit should not allowed werden...nette ringum wine bars and excellent restaurants
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