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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  • Here, the gear up, is worth just on warmer days, the best at sunset, to have a beautiful look on Stuttgart. And if you're lucky, you can see inside the Funeral Chapel.
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  • From the Tomb Chapel you wonderful views of one of the most beautiful and greenest (not politically meant) cities of in Germany. Until there are, as green covered this town is really--almost anywhere - and yet it is considered one of the dirtiest cities of in Germany, because the subject of fine dust appears almost daily in the media, and when it comes to the subject, whatever just complete a picture of Stuttgart forms will be. Clear – elsewhere it was clever – as it has positioned the instruments just not right next to the main road. No - green and a great city is Stuttgart - who wants on the Tomb chapel which was recommended to do so by public transport or with one of the many Segwaytourenanbieter of Esslingen or Fellbach out. By car, it will be difficult because of the parking lots. A beautiful outdoor dining at this place would also be nice, and the ice cream truck should not block access in the summer.
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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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