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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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  • This majestic mausoleum is located in the hills of Stuttgart! Is totally immersed in the vineyards and the view you see much deserves. Over the vineyards is clearly visible the headquarters of Mercedes and modern architecture stood out! The mausoleum was built inspired by the Pantheon, from outside may seem a cold building and perhaps a bit ugly but inside the white and gold are in addition having the skylight has a natural light really matters. In very dark crypt de vi centred over you will have an optimum acoustic, stairs to descend are narrow but striking. If you want to tour the surrounding areas you can find narrow streets that run through the vineyards!
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  • A beautiful tourist destination, steeped in history and romantic. It is worth to read House Württemberg and relations with Russia before something about that. The view from up there is worthwhile and a walk through the vineyards should join, one of the most beautiful goals in Stuttgart!
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  • the laborious climb is rewarded by views, to walks through vineyards. The mausoleum is closed - before you should enquire after the opening hours. It is inside but not worth seeing - Schwäbisch economical even in death.
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