Württemberg Mausoleum

Untertürkheim, Germany

The Württemberg Mausoleum is a memorial standing on the peak of Württemberg Hill at the westernmost end of Schurwald woods overlooking the Neckar river. The memorial was built for Catherine Pavlovna of Russia (1788–1819), the second wife of William I of Württemberg (1781–1864). The remains of William I and his daughter Maria Friederike Charlotte of Württemberg (1816–1887) are also housed in the mausoleum.

The mausoleum was built after the death of Queen Catherine between 1820 and 1824 based on a design drafted by Giovanni Salucci. The location on the former site of Wirtemberg castle was chosen as the home of the House of Württemberg.

Between 1825 and 1899 the mausoleum was used as a Russian Orthodox Church place of worship. The memorial is still used to this day for a Russian Orthodox service every Pentecost.

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Founded: 1820-1824
Category: Cemeteries, mausoleums and burial places in Germany
Historical period: German Confederation (Germany)

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Aidan McCaughey (2 years ago)
Walked up to the chapel through the vineyards that was lovely and peaceful, tiring however plenty of spots to have a rest. Great view of stuttgart and the surrounding area, very quiet when we went in the afternoon which meant great opportunities for photos, would definitely recommend taking the time to visit.
Brian Dsouza (2 years ago)
Good view of the city Stuttgart. 2 km trek from Untertürkheim Bahnhof to the chapel. The walking path takes you through wine yards. July end to September is a good time as the grapes are fully matured as well. From the chapel a major part of city is visible from the top.
Nikhil G (2 years ago)
An Absolutely fantastic location to get the view of the city. Very quiet and serene. And the hike theough the vineyards adds to the experience.
Mary Patey (3 years ago)
Fascinating memorial to enduring love story. A favourite place for young couples on their wedding day. Glorious views of vineyards and Stuttgart.
Turan Cetin (3 years ago)
Great place to enjoy a spend a nice day surrounded by wineyards a wonderful view. Also the Burial Chappel is for sure worth a visit. Wonderful place to have a good walk / hiking or a picnic.
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