Tourism in Ludwigsburg
Welcome to the City of Palaces
Baroque meets modernity
Ludwigsburg is an attractive, modern, vibrant Baroque city. Founded in the early 18th century, the city today is a place where history and the present meet. Magnificent castles, romantic gardens, bustling shopping streets and sensational festivals are waiting to be explored by you. An integral part of the city’s unique charm is its outstanding and diverse cultural scene. Home to numerous cultural institutions, Ludwigsburg is widely known as a city of films and festivals.
Magnificent buildings and magical blossoms
The city is home to no less than three palaces: the magnificent Residential Palace, Favorite Palace, and Monrepos Lakeside Palace. With its 452 rooms spread across 18 buildings, the Residential Palace is Germany’s largest preserved Baroque palace. Visitors touring the premises experience a stunning extravaganza of royal splendor spanning two centuries – from the Baroque era to Rococo and Classicism.
A stroll through the unique palace museums will make your visit complete. Fragrant blossoms and magic moments on more than 75 acres of land await you at “Blühendes Barock” with its fairy-tale garden. The breath-taking permanent garden exhibition displays horticultural art from various eras and regions. The spacious park surrounding the Residential Palace is a feast for all the senses.
"There are already more than enough boring towns"
This is something which Duke Eberhard Ludwig is often quoted as having said. People tell that this point of view was one of the reasons why he let built Ludwigsburg. The magnificent centre of the town is the Residential Palace which was founded in 1704. Next to it, and just as imposing, are the hunting lodge and summer residence Favorite and the Lakeside Palace Monrepos. The 30 hectares gardens surrounding the residential palace are home to the garden show Blooming Baroque and the Fairy-Tale Garden. In the centre of the town you can have a look at the baroque living quarters and the birth houses of famous poets, go shopping and try out the local restaurants.
Telephone: + 49 (0) 71 41 9 10 22 52
Telefax: + 49 (0) 71 41 9 10 27 74
January and February
Monday to Friday: 9 am to 5 pm
Saturday: 9 am to 2 pm
March - November
Monday to Friday: 9 am to 6 pm
Saturday: 9 am to 2 pm
During Christmas Market
Monday to Sunday: 9 am to 8 pm
We will be glad to provide you with information by sending you brochures etc.