ZANTH, Karl Ludwig Wilhelm von
(b. 1796, Breslau, d. 1857, Stuttgart)
Exterior viewbegun 1837
Work on planning Rosenstein Park, originally outside but now within the city of Stuttgart, began in 1817. The Schloss in Rosenstein was constructed for King William I between 1824 and 1829 by Giovanni Salucci. Not far from Rosenstein Park, Salucci had planned a bathing house and classical house for the King since 1827, but these were never built. However, on the site of the proposed classical house work began in 1837 on the Wilhelma, designed by von Zahnt in a Moorish style as a fantasy palace with a large ceremonial room, plant houses, oriental kiosks, fountains and a theatre. Wilhelma was reserved entirely for the pleasures of the king and court society.