Sepulchral Chapel on the Württemberg
Covered in vineyards overlooking the River Neckar, the Memorial Chapel erected in memory of Queen Katharina can be seen from far and wide. In 1820, King Wilhelm I. had the ancestral castle of the Württemberg dynasty demolished in order create a site dedicated to the eternal memory of his wife. Along with Rosenstein Palace, the sepulchral chapel in Rotenberg is one of the most impressive examples of neoclassical architecture in the Stuttgart region. Inspired by the Pantheon in Rome, Giovanni Salucci created a circular structure made from local sandstone. The entirely white interior with its domed roof and the arrangement of pillars reflect the neoclassical preference for severity and purity of style.