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Location of Ludwigsburg in Germany
Ludwigsburg Schloss (Residenzschloss)

Ludwigsburg is a city to the north of Stuttgart in the region of Baden-Württemberg in south Germany.


Ludwigsburg is a town in Baden-Württemberg with around 85,500 residents north of Stuttgart. The town has the districts of Pflugfelden, Eglosheim, Hoheneck, Oßweil, Grünbühl, Neckarweihingen und Poppenweiler. Ludwigsburg is a very young town, in comparison to many other towns in Germany which were founded during the Roman period or earlier.

Ludwigsburg was founded in the baroque period. In 1704 the baron Eberhard Ludwig started building a small palace in the area, and one year later it was named Ludwigsburg palace. In 1709 the first housing around the palace appeared and another year later the construction of the gardens began and the palace was enlarged and completed. In 1718 the area became the new settlement of Ludwigsburg.

It is somewhat unique for having a Catholic and Protestant church opposite each other in the main square, and is home to some large stately homes.

It makes for an easy day trip from Stuttgart.

There is a significant film school, the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg that makes a significant contribution to Germany's film industry and attracts a lot of young people to this town.

Get in[edit]

By train[edit]

1 train station (Bahnhof Ludwigsburg). Served by  S4 ,  S5  and local trains. VVS-tickets are valid in local buses. Ludwigsburg station (Q801127) on Wikidata Ludwigsburg station on Wikipedia The easiest way into Ludwigsburg is to take a train from Stuttgart to the Ludwigsburg S-Bahn station. It is near the town centre.

There are regional express train connections from Würzburg, Karlsruhe and Heidelberg.

By car[edit]

Exit off the A81 south of Heilbronn just north of Stuttgart.

Get around[edit]

Public transportation[edit]

Public transportation VVS [dead link] is provided by the S-Bahn and buses and connects Stuttgart and the surrounding areas. For short distances, it is best to use the Bus. For longer distances (to get to Stuttgart) the S-Bahn is faster.

Public transportation late at night (after midnight) is a problem! On the weekend there are night buses, but they are infrequent (01:11, 02:00, 02:22, 03:10 and 03:33) and on odd routes.

By metered taxi[edit]

By bike[edit]

Ludwigsburg is small enough to get around by bike.


The Monrepos Schloss
  • 1 Residenzschloss (Residence castle). The residence castle (built 1704-1733 from Herzog Eberhard Ludwig von Württemberg) is the germ cell of the town. It was established as a pleasure palace for the duke and his Mätresse, magnificently developed and converted, a triple edge arrangement with over 400 rooms all together. Two churches, a theatre, a big inner courtyard and a castle garden belong to it. In the gigantic building are accommodated several museums. Ludwigsburg Palace (Q704831) on Wikidata Ludwigsburg Palace on Wikipedia
  • 2 Lustschloss Favorite (Castle Favorite), Favorite Park. The hunting seat Favorite (built 1713-1728), was built by Herzog Eberhard Ludwig as a hunting seat and pleasure palace near of the residence castle. Baroque facade, equipment in the empire style. The castle was quite often a scenery of broadcastings of a TV late-night show in Germany. A park with deers and mufflons belongs to the castle Favorite. Entry €3.50, reduced €1.80. Schloss Favorite (Q319391) on Wikidata Schloss Favorite, Ludwigsburg on Wikipedia
  • 3 Blühendes Barock (Blossoming Baroque). The horticultural show "Blossoming Baroque' is formed by the garden of the residence castle. It is a garden in the French style, suitably to the ambience of the baroque castle. With the fairy tale garden and the castle Emichsburg. Opend from middle of March till the beginning of October, main entrance Schorndorfer street from 09:00-18:00. : Adults €7.50, reduced €3.60, reduced group prices available. The baroque experience map for the castle with all museums and the blossoming baroque: Adults €16, reduced €8.. Gardens in Ludwigsburg (Q887184) on Wikidata
  • 4 Seeschloss Monrepos (Lake castle Monrepos). The inside of the castle cannot be visited. Monrepos (Q896259) on Wikidata Monrepos Palace on Wikipedia
  • 5 [dead link] Strafvollzugsmuseum (Penal execution museum), Schorndorfer Str. 38. Once the penal execution museum was for a long time the only prison of Württemberg.
  • 6 Marktplatz (Baroque market square). Marktplatz (Q15834060) on Wikidata


The Venetian Fair is a meeting place for everyone who loves masquerades.

See the gorgeous Christmas market around the time of advent: set around the Baroque market square, in the shadow of two churches, bustle alongside locals, passing stalls selling a range of products, from Lebkuchen (festive biscuit hearts displaying messages, some in English) to candles, glassware, art and decorative items before making your way to the food stalls for a warming Bratwurst and Gluhwein (or, for you non-drinkers, a hot chocolate with whipped cream, or hot orange drink) in a special Ludwigsburg mug. Not to be missed!

  • 1 Ship roundtrips on river Neckar (Neckar Käptn), Shipstop at Ludwigsburg: Uferstraße 95, 71642 Ludwigsburg-Hoheneck, +49 711 54 99 70 60, . Enjoy liner trips on the Neckar, roundtrips or event trips. Or charter a complete ship just for you. Season is from Easter till End of October. For the conditions see the website. Beverage and food is offered on the ships.




  • 1 Rockfabrik Ludwigsburg, Grönerstraße 25, +49 7141 47420. Dance club for Rock, Metal, Punk, Gothic, Wave, etc. with DJs or concerts with well-known or unknown bands since 1983. Bands like Metallica, Iron Maiden, Manowar, Nazareth, Mötley Crüe, Scorpions, Accept, Queen, Helloween, Testament, Anthrax, Metal Church, Running Wild, Sinner, Hammerfall, and InExtremo have performed at this club. With gambling and chillout area on the second floor. For some events you have to book your tickets in advance. Prices depends on the event.
  • 2 Flint, Leonberger Str. 38. An alternative sub culture bar. Frequent music and occasional poetry events.



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