The new construction project
When the construction of Monrepos Lakeside Palace in Ludwigsburg came to a halt, Carl Eugen lost interest in it and turned to a new construction project. On the ducal hunting grounds, on the forested heights west of Stuttgart, he initially intended to build a simple hunting lodge, a stylish retreat. The building received its characteristic French name "Solitude." Planning began in 1763 and the duke himself played a significant role.