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Sepulchral Chapel (Grabkapelle), Stuttgart

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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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 ideal place for a short trip from Stuttgart. The building of the tomb is a very hilarious and is located on a hill on which stood the ancestral Castle of the Württembergů dynasty. There is a nice view of the Stuttgart and the surrounding area. The entrance to the tomb is charged, but the Interior is probably not the main thing, for what it's worth, head here. The walk is probably the best of the S-Bahn stop, otherwise, but under the Tomb can be comfortable to go by car.
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  • Nice trip with great views! See ascent is not that hard, and wove man rewarded with a great view! However there are above any food and not much else on nice summer days, an ice cream truck is often above. The deduction of me coming departure for the Funeral Chapel happens to ask is. That's too bad!
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  • This mausoleum is very attractive, you can not go from the city without a photo here, the best is the beautiful view from the Hill, you can see all the vineyards
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