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Schloss Ludwigsburg

History and tradition
Castles and gardens
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.
As the museums are only open on weekends and public holidays from 01.04 - 31.10.2023, please enquire about our great special tours that take you through our museums, you will find these and many more under the titles:
* White Gold and the Glamour of Silk ( Tour of three museums).
* Clothes that seduce (Fashion Museum)
* Chinese Indian Flowers and Africans (Ceramics Museum)
on our homepage.
Please refer to our calendar of events for the respective tour dates.
Schloss Ludwigsburg
Schloss Ludwigsburg
Schloss Ludwigsburg
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Schloss Ludwigsburg
Staatliche Schlösser und Gärten
Schloss Ludwigsburg Schlossstraße 30
+49 7141 186 400

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