See how royal life changed over the centuries. And how staff in the kitchens and gardens made it happen. Explore the museums dedicated to art and fashion, ceramics and children. The 18th-century theater still has the original stage equipment and sets. Outdoors, the Ludwigsburg Palace Gardens are a highlight of the enormous park.
Elegance on a grandiose scale! “Now that’s what I call a palace!” First-time visitors are amazed by the sheer size: 452 rooms in 18 buildings. This is one of Europe’s largest original Baroque complexes. The lavish architecture, with arches and columns, frescoes and chandeliers, reflects the power and wealth of the dukes and kings, for whom this was home.
What is usually banned in most museums is encouraged in the Kinderreich, an interactive, living museum for children in Ludwigsburg Palace. Touching things, trying things on and joining in the fun are not just allowed, they are encouraged!
So much to see and do!
Ludwigsburg is much more than grand palaces and tales of royal families and aristocrats (though that is fun!). This elegant town also boasts a lively main square with cafés and regular markets, where everyone meets to chat and watch the world go by. Then there are entertaining and informative walks, led by guides dressed in period costumes. As well as taking a relaxed cruise along the glorious Neckar River, you can get active: rent canoes, kayaks and SUPs (Stand Up Paddle Boards).
Ludwigsburg is on the Neckar, one of Germany’s prettiest rivers. An unexpected pleasure for many visitors is taking a tour by canoe, kayak or SUP (Stand Up Paddle Board). The scenery along the way includes steep vineyards and medieval villages.