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Schloss Villa Ludwigshöhe

Schloss Villa Ludwigshöhe
Schloss Villa Ludwigshöhe
Schloss Villa Ludwigshöhe
‘An Italian-style villa only for the beautiful season, in the mildest part of the kingdom' – this was the wish of the Bavarian King Ludwig I. and he realised this with the Villa Ludwigshöhe at Edenkoben: a classicist villa reminiscent of antique architecture, with wooden mosaic floors, murals and ceiling paintings in ‘Pompeian Style', situated in a landscape evocative of Italy with its vineyards and chestnut groves.

The mansion was built from 1846 to 1852 by the architect Friedrich Wilhelm von Gärtner. The historic interior also contains portraits of the Wittelsbach family and precious furniture from the Leuchtenberg-Palais in Munich, which was designed by the famous architect Leo von Klenze. A particular highlight is the -at the time- most modern kitchen from 1852.

Since 1980, one section of the first floor has been dedicated to the ‘Max Slevogt Gallery'. The collection is part of the estate of the Bavarian painter Max Slevogt (1868-1932) who gained renown as an Impressionist in the early 20th century in Berlin. The collection showcases early works and some very valuable later pictures that the painter did not want to sell during his lifetime. Due to specific purchases which were funded by a particular fund, donations, foundations and permanent loans, the collection now comprises works from every creative phase of the artist. Slevogt lived in Berlin from 1901 onwards and was part of the ‘Triumvirat' of German Impressionism and thus the avant-garde of German Art together with Max Liebermann and Lovis Corinth. He was well connected with other international artists and brought big-city flair to the far south-west of the Palatinate.

Schloss Villa Ludwigshöhe

Villastraße 64
+49 6323 93 016
Opening hours

Museum closed for an indefinite period
Opening hours apply to holidays as well during our opening season

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