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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  • August 16, 2017
    The story of the Tomb Chapel comes one, you wouldn't expect so much love at Regent. The visit to the Tomb chapel can hold this mood. Outside overwhelmed the fantastic views of Stuttgart and the Neckar Valley.
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  • August 13, 2017
    In our opinion the grave chapel can be reached well with the car. You arrived, you can borrow also an audio guide with the cheap tickets (extra €20 or card as collateral). This audio guide is highly recommended. The guide is divided into different chapters. These result in a meaningful chronological order through the entire machine. The mausoleum itself is very significant for the history of the country. Particularly the interior design has impressed us. Also for the prospect visits visit to the mausoleum. Visit time: approximately 90 minutes
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  • August 12, 2017
    one takes the bus to the little town and then it is a short hike to the Grabkapelle. Closed Mondays.  more »

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