THE HOLY CITY OF ROME AS INSPIRATION
"Especially beautiful and in no way poorer than the palace rooms" is how Sibylla Augusta wanted her church. It served as court chapel, a pilgrimage site and as the margravine's burial place. Michael Ludwig Rohrer, the royal architect, oversaw its construction between 1720 and 1723. Sibylla Augusta brought inspirations and numerous relics from a 1719 trip to Rome. That same year, she began construction on her Holy Stairs, running from the palace to the soon-to-be church.