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The Fashion Museum in Ludwigsburg Palace

Clothes are more than fashion statements. They reflect status and social trends, wealth and individual personality. At the Fashion Museum (Modemuseum) in Ludwigsburg Palace, see how women and men have dressed over the centuries, from 18th-century Rococo right through to the present day!

Blick auf originale pompöse Kleidung im Modemuseum
© T&E, Norbert Stadler
Blick auf die Damenmode im Schloss von damals
© T&E, Norbert Stadler
Blick auf feine Schnürmieder und Korsetts
© T&E, 

From grand gowns to mini-skirts!

The fashions worn by men and women at the royal courts of Europe during the Rococo period are at the heart of this unique collection. But as well as gorgeous gowns and frock coats from that era, there are shoes, hats, handbags and fans. Also on display are designs by all the 20th century’s big names: Charles Frederick Worth and Paul Poiret; Christian Dior and Coco Chanel; right up to Issey Miyake and Yamamoto. And, you can also see what was worn underneath, from petticoats, chemises and corsets to crinolines and stockings.

Insider Tips

  • Undercover tip: Every new fashion demands its own lingerie. See how underwear has changed over the centuries. Imagine wearing a corset and hoop skirt!
  • Extra tip: To find out more about the historical and political background to the development of fashion, borrow the free and entertaining audio guide.

Prices, opening hours & information

Tickets & prices

There are several categories of tickets. You can visit just the palace or an individual museum. Check out the well-priced combination tickets. For example, when you purchase admission to the palace and a museum, the special ticket is valid for two successive days.

Combination tickets
Category Palace ticket Additional museum ticket
Adults € 9.00 € 3.00
Reduced rate € 4.50 € 1.50
Family rate € 22.50 € 7.50
Groups of 20 or more (per person) € 8.10 € 2.70
Museum visits with no palace visit
Category Admission to one museum All 4 museums
Adults € 4.00 € 8.00
Reduced rate € 2.00 € 4.00
Family rate € 10.00 € 20.00
Groups of 20 or more (per person) € 3.60 € 7.20

Opening hours

Day of the week April 1 – October 31 November 1 – March 31
Mon - Fri closed closed
Sat, Sun & public holidays 10 am - 5 pm closed



The Ceramics Museum itself is barrier-free. To reach it, there is a special elevator/lift. If needed, Palace staff can provide a wheelchair and someone to accompany you.

Contact us

Fashion Museum (Modemuseum)
Ludwigsburg Palace (Schloss Ludwigsburg)
Schlossstraße 30
71634 Ludwigsburg
Tel: +49 7141 186400
Fax: +49 7141 186450

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