A retreat for enjoyable hours
Carl Eugen often retreated to Solitude Palace with a small circle of companions. The duke dedicated himself to supervising the construction of the palace, while the ladies and cavaliers walked in the garden and took small trips around the neighboring area. In the evening, they met for games, dancing, or concerts. The duke and his entourage lived in the two side wings, which were completed first and served to house and care for court society. The main palace was intended for large receptions.