ROYAL LIVING AREAS ON THE THIRD FLOOR
Württemberg's dowager duchesses have repeatedly resided at Kirchheim Palace since the 17th century. When, after the death of a ruler, a new sovereign moved into the residence, his predecessor's widow needed to be provided with appropriate housing. This was even stipulated in the marriage contract. The dowager duchesses were given use of an apartment in the south wing of the third floor, Kirchheim Palace's bel étage. Almost every widow had the rooms redecorated in the style of her period.