SOLITUDE PALACE AS A PLACE FOR WOUNDED SOLDERS
It had been a long time since Solitude Palace stood for monarchy and royalty. Nonetheless, it was closely connected to the events at the end of World War I. The palace buildings in the secluded hills around Stuttgart were used as a military hospital, a tradition that had been practiced for more than a century, since the "Wars of Liberation" in the struggle against Napoleon's rule. A memorial plaque in the Solitude cemetery commemorates this function as a military hospital. It names the 23 soldiers who died in the hospital at Solitude during World War I.