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Schloss Ludwigsburg

Castles and gardens
History and tradition
Ludwigsburg
Germany
The Ludwigsburg ensemble consisting of the Residential Palace, palace gardens and the pleasure palaces Favorite* and Monrepos is one of the most outstanding artistic achievements of the 18th century. With its absolutely splendid appointments, the residential palace is one of Europe's most impressive and extensive Baroque complexes and served as a residence for the dukes and kings of Württemberg.

The former apartements of King Frederick and his second wife, Queen Charlotte Mathilde, the historic Palace theatre, two churches and the impressive Hall of the Order and Ancestral Gallery, amongst the oldest part of the Palace complex, the Baroque state rooms, can be visitied with guided tours.

With its four museums, the palace landscape in Ludwigsburg has meanwhile achieved an international reputation. Not only the Baroque rooms of the Residential Palace and Favorite Palace* attract adults and children alike. The Ceramics Museum (Keramikmuseum), with a collection of over 70,000 exhibits, is also highly respected among experts. In the Fashion Museum (Modemuseum) a fashion show featuring clothing from the 18th century until today is presented with newest museum technology. The little palace within the palace, the Apartment of Duke Carl Eugen, shows the Duke's private rooms with original furnishings - probably the most sumptuous furniture and accessories of the entire palace. In the Baroque Gallery (Barockgalerie) the uniquely beautiful works of German and Italian painters of the 17th and 18th centuries are just waiting to be discovered.
Schloss Ludwigsburg
Schloss Ludwigsburg
Schloss Ludwigsburg
Opening hours

Residential Palace:

Mon - Sun 10 am - 5 pm

MARCH 15th to NOVEMBER 15th:

Guided tours in German from Mon - Sun 10.00 am - 5.00 pm every 30 minutes.
Guided tours in English from Mon - Fri at 1.15 and 3.15 pm; Sat, Sun, and bank holidays at 11.15 am, 1.15, 3.15 and 5.15 pm.

Ceramics* and Fashion Museum*, Baroque Paintings Gallery* and the Apartment Duke Carl Eugen* open from Mon - Sun 10.00 am - 5.00 pm.
*Audioguides available in German, French or English language.

NOVEMBER 16th to MARCH 14th:

Guided tours in German from Mon - Fri at 10.00, 11.30 am, 1.00, 2.30 and 4.00 pm; Sat, Sun, and bank holidays from 10.00 am - 4.00 pm every 30 minutes.
Guided tours in English from Mon - Fri at 1.15 and 3.15 pm; Sat, Sun, and bank holidays at 11.15 am, 1.15 and 3.15 pm.

Ceramics* and Fashion Museum*, Baroque Paintings Gallery* open Tue - Sun from 10.00 am - 5.00 pm, closed on Mondays.
The Apartement Duke Carl Eugen* open Mon - Sun from 10.00 am - 5.00 pm.
*Audioguides available in German, French or English language.

The Baroque Gardens (Blühendes Barock) are not included in the Museums-PASS-Musées.

Address
Schloss Ludwigsburg
Staatliche Schlösser und Gärten
Schloss Ludwigsburg Schlossstraße 30
71634
Ludwigsburg
Germany
+49 7141 186 400

48.896232, 9.196366