© Tourismus & Events Ludwigsburg
© Tourismus & Events Ludwigsburg
© Tourismus & Events Ludwigsburg

Ludwigsburg Palace

Duke Eberhard Ludwig von Wuerttemberg (1693 - 1733) when he was 27 years old, in 1704 laid the cornerstone in his forests 14 km to the north of Stuttgart for a hunting castle. This was the beginning of the impressive Baroque residence, the largest German castle grounds, completed by 1733, consisting of 18 buildings with in all 452 rooms in a 32 hectare large park. The building masters were Johann Friedrich Nette and Donato Guiseppe Frisoni. The Italian painter of frescos, Colomba, and the plasterers Carlone and Retti outdid themselves with the courtly splendor.

In addition to the "old", the first Corps de Logis, the game pavilion, the hunting pavilion and the court chapel arose. In the axle of the Corps de Logis, at some distance as a point de vue, is the pleasure castle Favorite with its many towers. But only the construction of the new Corps de Logis in the twenties of the 18th century really made Ludwigsburg to the "Swabian Versailles". The residential palace Ludwigsburg grounds today are also home to the garden show "Blooming Baroque" and serve as a venue for the castle festival.

Opening hours

  • Monday: from 10:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday: from 10:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday: from 10:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m.
  • Thursday: from 10:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m.
  • Friday: from 10:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: from 10:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: from 10:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m.
  • Feiertag: from 10:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m.

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Location & Contact

Schlossverwaltung Ludwigsburg
Schlossstraße 30
71634 Ludwigsburg

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