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The Fairytale Garden

Fairytales come to life in a special area within the Ludwigsburg Palace Gardens.

Familie in einem Boot auf einem Bach im Märchengarten
© T&E, Benjamin Stollenberg
Junge mit Froschkönig im Vordergrund
© T&E, Benjamin Stollenberg
Junge im Märchengarten lauscht am musikalischen Pilz
© T&E, Benjamin Stollenberg
Mutter und Kind in einem Märchenhaus
© T&E, Benjamin Stollenberg

Once upon a time

Germany is the land of fairy tales and the Fairytale Garden (Märchengarten) features over 40 lovingly recreated classics. See where Sleeping Beauty lives; watch as Rapunzel lets down her hair; warn Little Red Riding Hood about the wolf; ask the mirror on the wall who is “the fairest of them all?" The playground provides more fun. Extra special is a boat tour along the Märchenbach, the Fairytale Stream, past mysterious trees and through tunnels. Look out for characters from well-loved stories!

Insider tips

  • Benefit: Access to the Fairytale Garden and a boat trip are included in the ticket for the Ludwigsburg Palace Gardens.

Prices, opening hours & information

Tickets & prices

Entry to the Fairytale Garden and the boat trip on the Märchenbach fairytale stream are included in the admission price for the Ludwigsburg Palace Gardens.

Kategorien Eintrittspreis
Adults € 11.50
Children (4 - 15), school children, students (ID required) € 5.50
Family Ticket 1 (1 adult, 2 children (4-15)) € 21.00
Family Ticket 2 (2 adults, 2 children (4-15)) € 31.00
Every additional child on a Family Ticket 1 or 2 € 4.00
Severely disabled (50% disability or more) € 10.00
Special rate after 5.30 p.m. € 7.50
Groups of 20 or more (per person) € 10.00

Opening hours

Please note that the opening times vary, depending on the time of year. The Fairytale Garden is closed when the Ludwigsburg Palace Gardens (Blühendes Barock) are closed (Dec 4 - March 16).

Opening hours Fairytale Garden
Day of the week March 17 - October 3 October 4 - October 30 October 31 - December 3
Daily 9 am – 6 pm 9.30 am – 6 pm 10 am – 5 pm



Most of the paths are smooth and suitable for wheelchairs and strollers. However, a few steep stretches are only possible in a wheelchair with assistance.

Contact us

Märchengarten im Blühenden Barock
Gartenschau Ludwigsburg GmbH
Mömpelgardstraße 28
71640 Ludwigsburg

Tel. +49 7141 97565-0

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