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A significant monument in the region's history

The Sepulchral Chapel of the Grand Duchy

Who lies interred here

Map of the crypt

For more than a hundred years, the family members of the House of Baden have been interred in the crypt of the sepulchral chapel. The coffin of Prince Ludwig Wilhelm for whom the sepulchral chapel was built has a prominent place in the very front. A tiny child's coffin in the first niche to the right behind it belongs to little Princess Henriette von Baden.

The Sepulchral Chapel of the Grand Duchy in Karlsruhe, map of the crypt. Image: Staatliche Schlösser und Gärten Baden-Württemberg, design by 3We GmbH

Overview of the placement of the coffins in the crypt of the Sepulchral Chapel of the Grand Duchy.

Overview of the interred

The numbers preceding the names refer to the numbers on the map of the crypt.

 

No. 1: Prince Wilhelm Ludwig von Baden (1865–1888)

Second son of Grand Duke Friedrich I (2) and Grand Duchess Luise von Baden (3)

 

No. 2: Grand Duke Friedrich I Wilhelm Ludwig von Baden (1826–1907)

Second son of Grand Duke Leopold (6) and Grand Duchess Sophie (7)

 

No. 3: Grand Duchess Luise Marie Elisabeth von Baden, born Princess of Prussia (1838–1923)

Daughter of Emperor Wilhelm I and Empress Augusta von Sachsen-Weimar-Eisenach

 

No. 4: Grand Duke Friedrich II Wilhelm Ludwig Leopold August von Baden (1857–1928)

First son of the sixth grand duke, Friedrich I, (2) and Grand Duchess Luise von Baden (3)

 

No. 5: Grand Duchess Hilda Charlotte Wilhelmine von Baden, born Princess of Nassau (1864–1952)

Wife of Grand Duke Friedrich II (4)

 

No. 6: Grand Duke Leopold von Baden (1790–1852)

First son of Grand Duke Karl Friedrich and his second wife, Luise Caroline von Hochberg

 

No. 7: Grand Duchess Sophie Wilhelmine von Baden, born Princess of Holstein-Gottorp (1801–1865)

Daughter of King Gustav IV of Sweden and Princess Friederike Dorothea von Baden, wife of Grand Duke Leopold I (6)

 

No. 8: (did not reign) Grand Duke Ludwig II von Baden (1824–1858)

First son of Grand Duke Leopold (3) and Grand Duchess Sophie (7)

 

No. 9: Margrave Maximilian Friedrich Johann Ernst von Baden (1796–1882)

Third son of Grand Duke Karl Friedrich and his second wife, Luise Caroline von Hochberg

 

No. 10: Grand Duke Ludwig I von Baden (1763–1830)

Third son of Margrave Karl Friedrich and his first wife, Karoline von Hessen-Darmstadt; interred in the city church, moved in 1946.

 

No. 11: Maximilian, Count von Rhena (1877–1908)

Son of Prince Karl (12) and Countess Rosalie von Rhena (11)

 

No. 12: Prince Karl Friedrich Gustav Wilhelm Maximilian von Baden (1832–1906)

Fourth son of Grand Duke Leopold () and Grand Duchess Sophie (7)

 

No. 13: Countess Rosalie Luise von Rhena, born Freiin von Beust (1845–1908)

Wife of Prince Karl (12)

 

No. 14: Margrave Wilhelm Ludwig August von Baden (1792–1859)

Second son of Grand Duke Karl Friedrich and his second wife, Luise Caroline von Hochberg

 

No. 15: Margravine Elisabeth Alexandrine Konstanze von Baden, born Princess of Württemberg (1802–1864)

Wife of Margrave Wilhelm (14)

 

No. 16: Princess Henriette von Baden (1833–1834)

Daughter of Margrave Wilhelm (14) and Margravine Elisabeth (15)

 

No. 17: Margravine Pauline Sophie Elisabeth Marie von Baden (1835–1891)

Third daughter of Margrave Wilhelm (14) and Margravine Elisabeth (15)

 

No. 18: Prince Ludwig Wilhelm August von Baden (1829–1897), transferred to Salem

Third son of Grand Duke Leopold (6) and Grand Duchess Sophie (7)