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. Plan to see Sepulchral Chapel (Grabkapelle) and other attractions that appeal to you using our Stuttgart itinerary maker app .
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  • We were just two during the week in the June 2017 we came from Bietigheim the cars we are 62 and 72 years old and wanted to be sure let's see it. We could no longer remind us when we with the school there were or not. That's why we made the trip, and we were thrilled. We can only recommend it,
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  • Highly recommended for good weather and clear visibility. The Tomb Chapel is beautiful - both indoor and outdoor. (Who wants a leadership can do there - the leadership gave nice insight into the Interior of the Chapel and was very informative.) The prospect of Stuttgart is terrific, you can make many nice photos :)
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  • The view of the city from the chapel is amazing! Great for photographic memories. Our visit was the weekend before Christmas. Entrance was free that day due to the Christmas music. Not sure which orga...  more »

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