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Ludwigsburg
Travel Guide

Resplendent palaces and glorious gardens combine with lively shopping districts and colorful festivals at this city in Germany’s Baden-Württemberg state.

Experience a blend of history, nature and entertainment in Ludwigsburg. Explore royal palaces and fairytale gardens. Discover bustling commercial streets and festivals that celebrate everything from artisans to food and street music. Established as a royal retreat in the early 1700s, today Ludwigsburg maintains the grace of its regal past.

Ludwigsburg is famous for its three palaces. In the heart of the city is Residenzschloss Ludwigsburg, a Baroque masterpiece with over 400 rooms built for the Dukes of Württemberg in 1704. Take a guided tour of the palace’s rooms, admire European art in the Barockgalerie and browse fashion exhibitions in the Modemuseum. Marvel at the artistic flower arrangements and topiary displays in the palace’s garden, Blühendes Barock.

A short walk away is Schloss Favorite, a lavishly decorated former hunting palace and summer residence. Spot deer in the surrounding 178-acre (72-hectare) garden, Favoritepark. North of the city center is Seeschloss Monrepos, an 18th-century lakeside hunting lodge used for private events and concerts. Go boating on Lake Monrepos, which turns into a public ice-rink during the winter months.

The city’s old town spreads out from the café-lined Marktplatz. Visit Stadtkirche and Zur Heiligsten Dreieinigkeit, two striking churches erected almost 300 years ago. See the birthplaces of famous poets such as Justinus Kerner and Friedrich Theodor Vischer. Browse boutiques and fashion outlets set along the old town’s streets, including Holmzmarktstrasse and Wilhelmstrasse.

Brush up on local history at Ludwigsburg Museum. Learn about the rural life of the city’s early settlers at the Dorfmuseum Poppenweiler. Find exhibits that highlight the city’s penal past at the Prison Museum.

Plan your visit around the city’s busy schedule of events. May’s Street Music Festival honors street performers and aspiring musicians. Watch elegant horse parades at June’s Ludwigsburg Horse Market. Also in June is the Market Square Festival, which celebrates the city’s diverse music and culinary scene. Shop at 170 stalls during the month-long Ludwigsburg Baroque Christmas Market.

Ludwigsburg is a 15-minute train journey from Stuttgart and a popular daytrip destination. A range of guesthouse and hotels provide affordable accommodation options.

Where to stay in Ludwigsburg

Top hotels in Ludwigsburg

Best Western Hotel Favorit
Best Western Hotel Favorit
3.5 out of 5
Gartenstraße 18, Ludwigsburg, BW
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £86 per night from 28 Feb to 1 Mar

Located in the heart of Ludwigsburg, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Blooming Baroque and Arena Ludwigsburg. Ludwigsburg Palace and Forum am Schlosspark ...

4.1/5Very Good! (190 reviews)

"Great location, lots of choice for breakfast and clean room"…"

Reviewed on 3 Dec 2019

Best Western Hotel Favorit
nestor Hotel Ludwigsburg
nestor Hotel Ludwigsburg
4 out of 5
Stuttgarter Strasse 35/2, Ludwigsburg, BW
The price is £77 per night from 20 Mar to 21 Mar

Located in the heart of Ludwigsburg, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Forum am Schlosspark and Blooming Baroque. Ludwigsburg Palace and Arena Ludwigsburg ...

4.3/5Excellent! (326 reviews)

"The hotel is located next to the Forum so it is very convenient if you are going to a show there. Also, there are several restaurants within walking distance."…"

Reviewed on 5 Mar 2020

nestor Hotel Ludwigsburg
Hotel Bergamo
Hotel Bergamo
3 out of 5
Bauhofstraße 4, Ludwigsburg, BW
The price is £54 per night from 1 Mar to 2 Mar

Situated in Ludwigsburg, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Ludwigsburg Palace and Blooming Baroque. Forum am Schlosspark and Arena Ludwigsburg are also ...

4.4/5Excellent! (22 reviews)

"The rooms were extremely straight forward. Only concern is that if you bypass cleaning first thing in the morning they have a hard time getting back to the room, even if you ask the front desk. We stayed a week. Everything else was great."…"

Reviewed on 30 Nov 2019

Hotel Bergamo
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top Holiday Rentals in Ludwigsburg

HARBR. boardinghouse
HARBR. boardinghouse
3 out of 5
Wilhelm-Bleyle-Straße 6, Ludwigsburg, BW
The price is £86 per night from 28 Feb to 1 Mar

Located in West, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Arena Ludwigsburg, Forum am Schlosspark and Blooming Baroque. Ludwigsburg Palace and Monrepos ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (5 reviews)
Übernachtung im HARBR. - immer wieder gerne

"Prior Anreise - Informationen zum Check-In wurden im Vorfeld der Anreise per E-Mail zugesendet. Bei Rückfragen ist das Hotel rund um die Uhr telefonisch erreichbar. Die Dame am Telefon war sehr freundlich und bei den Anliegen bemüht. Anreise - Check-In erfolgt unkompliziert am Automaten nach dem ..."…"

Reviewed on 24 Sep 2020

HARBR. boardinghouse
3 bedroom Jugendstilwohnung near the castle
3 bedroom Jugendstilwohnung near the castle
Schorndorfer Straße 79, Ludwigsburg, Baden-Wuerttemberg

Located in the heart of Ludwigsburg, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Blooming Baroque, Forum am Schlosspark and Ludwigsburg Palace. Arena ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (56 reviews)
Great apartment close to downtown.

"Very nice spacious apartment close to downtown, the property manager/owner was very helpful."…"

Reviewed on 31 Dec 2019

3 bedroom Jugendstilwohnung near the castle
Central and yet in the Green
Central and yet in the Green
66 Heilbronner Str., Ludwigsburg, Baden-Wuerttemberg

Located in the centre of Ludwigsburg, this family-friendly apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Ludwigsburg Palace and Blooming Baroque. Forum am ...

3.9/5Very Good! (53 reviews)
Good place

"Small and compact but warm and great shower. Great location 10 minutes walk to town centre with lots of amenities. Super friendly host thank you."…"

Reviewed on 21 Oct 2019

Central and yet in the Green
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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