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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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  • The contacting place of a great love. Beautiful vision in the meadow. And nearby, there are good restaurants with "Swabian".
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  • The mausoleum is easy to reach by city bus. From the terminus of Red Mountain, walking about 500 m up the mountain and can enjoy the great views in the Valley. The entrance to the Chapel itself costs €4, but the audio-guide is included (€20 deposit for a rental unit, alternatively as an app for your own phone). In addition to the beautiful dome with the skylight, there to see a few icons and statues in the chapel. The entrance fee is pretty high for this. However you should increase then definitely in the crypt down - because of the narrow spiral staircase and beautiful atmosphere in the cellar.
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  • Untertürkheim or Kappelberg or Fellbach coming - each a super destination, that with the great Chapel itself, especially but also with a view of the gigantic rewards. Because the chapel car is accessible and upwards, almost all roads are paved, is quite a lot of motorized traffic, but also for limited people to enjoy!
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