A CONTEST OVER THE MONUMENT TO LOVE
After Katharina's death, King Wilhelm I had the Württemberg ancestral castle torn down and built a sepulchral chapel in its place, dedicated to his beloved wife. Its design was decided by a contest. Wilhelm initially preferred a neo-Gothic style and requested corresponding design plans from prominent architects such as Leo von Klenze and Joseph Türmer. Court architect, Giovanni Battista Salucci, submitted his own unsolicited classical design and was awarded the job.