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Ludwigsburg Palace Gardens

Flanking the palace on three sides, the majestic Ludwigsburg Palace Gardens (Blühendes Barock) are worth a visit in their own right. Compare and contrast two different styles: formal French and naturalistic English. But there is much more within its 75 acres (30 ha).

Ein Blumenbeet im Vordergrund und Emichsburg im Hintergrund
© T&E
Blühendes Blumenmeer vor dem Residenzschloss
© Blühendes Barock, Marc Sansone
Detailansicht des Broderie-Gartens im Blühenden Barock
© T&E, Achim Mende
Musiker auf der Bühne vor Publikum
© T&E, Reiner Pfisterer

Ludwigsburg's spectacular palace gardens

Trees tower above lush lawns; water features include lakes and streams; flowers bloom, scenting the air from spring through autumn. Flamingos and storks live in the aviary; grapes grow in the vineyard; the ruins of a fortress are romantic – but fake! Youngsters love the Fairytale Garden, dedicated to familiar characters, such as Rapunzel and Little Red Riding Hood. Annual events include the international street music festival and grand musical firework displays.

Inside tips

  • Event tip: September - October brings the world’s largest pumpkin festival, with 400,000 pumpkins and squash, as well as chefs conjuring up pumpkin-based dishes.
  • Family deal: Tickets for the Baroque in Bloom gardens include entry to the Fairytale Garden and a boat trip.

Prices, opening hours & information

Tickets & prices

Categories Prices
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

March 17 - December 3

Day of the week Opening hours
Daily 7.30 am – 8.30 pm

Opening hours Fairytale Garden

+++ Due to the current pandemic, opening hours may differ from the regular times. Check on the home page. +++

Please note that the opening times vary, depending on the time of year. The Fairytale Garden is closed when the Baroque in Bloom gardens (Blühendes Barock) are closed (Dec 6 - March 18).

Opening hours Fairytale Garden
Day of the week March 17 - October 3 October 3 - October 31 November 1 - December 3
Daily 9 am – 6 pm 9.30 am – 6 pm 10 am – 5 pm



In general, paths are barrier-free. On a few steep stretches, however, wheelchair users will need assistance.

Contact us

Blühendes Barock
Gartenschau Ludwigsburg GmbH
Mömpelgardstraße 28
71640 Ludwigsburg

Tel. +49 7141 97565-0
Fax. +49 7141 97565-33

More Ludwigsburg

Vater, Mutter und zwei kinder schauen sich eine Nachbildung eines Schlosses aus einem Märchen an.

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

Im Vordergrund Oleander, im Hintergrund das Residenzschloss mit blauem Himmel

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.

Das Jagd- und Lustschloss Favorite auf einer grünen Wiese umgeben von Bäumen.

Built as a hunting lodge and summer retreat, the 300-year-old Favorite Palace is set in a wooded park.

Luftaufnahme eines Seeschlosses mit einem kleinen Boot auf dem Wasser.

Monrepos overlooks a lake. Go boating, play golf on the nearby course or have a tasting at the winery.

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