In one of the town’s oldest Baroque buildings, the lively interactive and hands-on displays in the Ludwigsburg Museum explain how the town was planned and developed.
The story of Ludwigsburg
Ludwigsburg was created by (and named for) Duke Eberhard Ludwig von Württemberg. Between 1718 and 1723, he not only built Germany’s largest Baroque palace, but also planned every detail of the surrounding community. All this is explained in the museum’s main exhibition, "300 Years - 300 Objects." Inside, there is a pretty courtyard and a 130-year-old blacksmith’s forge that operated until 1992.
The museum also reflects the Duke’s kingdom of Württemberg, while regularly-changing special exhibitions focus on topics inspired by our past and our present. And, we are easy to find. Our neighbors include the Tourist Information Office and the art association gallery (known as MIK: Museum Information Art).
- Family tip: Ludwigsburg Museum is known for its fun and informative workshops for children. While parents spend time at the exhibition or strolling through town, the kids can do handicrafts, or even help to design and build special projects.
- Extra tip: Entry is usually free. You decide what you want to pay.
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Ludwigsburg Museum im MIK
Tel: +49 7141 9102290
Fax: +49 7141 9102605
Relaxed Italian atmosphere meets urban cool. The Market Square is the beating heart of Ludwigsburg and the perfect starting point for a stroll through the picturesque city center.
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 Ceramics Museum in Ludwigsburg Palace
This world-class collection is more than just lovely vases, cups and mugs. From colorful majolica to delicate porcelain, the 2,000 objects on display provide insight into the past.
Flanking the palace on three sides, the majestic gardens called Blühendes Barock are worth a visit in their own right.