The Market Square
Relaxed Italian atmosphere meets urban cool. The Market Square (Marktplatz) is the beating heart of Ludwigsburg and the perfect starting point for a stroll through the picturesque city center.
A charming piazza with flair
We like to call our Market Square "our living room." Nowhere else shows off the Baroque style better. The Italian look is thanks to architect Donato Giuseppe Frisoni, whose influence shows in the city layout and also the Palace. Take in the Mediterranean-style arcades, the elegant market fountain and the two landmarks, the churches that face one another. Then settle down and watch people from one of the attractive outdoor cafés and restaurants.
- Shopping tip: Take time to explore the busy local market, with stalls piled high with tempting regional products that come here direct from the farmers and artisans. Tuesdays, Thursdays (7a.m. - 1 p.m.) and Saturdays (7a.m. - 2 p.m.).
- Event tip: Don't miss the Ludwigsburg Baroque Christmas Market in late November - December. Guarded by flying angels, the Market Square turns into a magical winter wonderland. Experts tell us it is Europe’s prettiest Christmas Market. And we agree!
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Ludwigsburg Tourist Information Center
When you get to Ludwigsburg, start here at the Tourist Information Center. Our staff are locals, who know what’s on, where to go and what to see.
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.
Flanking the palace on three sides, the majestic gardens called Blühendes Barock are worth a visit in their own right.
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.