Ludwigsburg

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Ludwigsburg featuring heritage architecture, a city and a church or cathedral
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

NH Ludwigsburg
NH Ludwigsburg
3.5 out of 5
Pflugfelder Str. 36, Ludwigsburg, BW, 71636
The price is $57 per night from Feb 19 to Feb 20
$57
per night
Feb 19 - Feb 20
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Ludwigsburg. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and room service. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (476 reviews)
"Nice clean place with a very good price"

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2022

NH Ludwigsburg
ibis budget Ludwigsburg
ibis budget Ludwigsburg
Pflugfelder Strasse 18, Ludwigsburg, 71636
The price is $63 per night from Mar 1 to Mar 2
$63
per night
Mar 1 - Mar 2
Stay at this eco-friendly hotel in Ludwigsburg. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (278 reviews)
"Great hotel for a budget. Very convenient to the train station and downtown Ludwigsburg. The staff is also VERY helpful if you don’t speak German. The only negative is that the air conditioning sometimes leaks condensation."

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2022

ibis budget Ludwigsburg
nestor Hotel Ludwigsburg
nestor Hotel Ludwigsburg
4 out of 5
Stuttgarter Strasse 35/2, Ludwigsburg, BW, 71638
The price is $120 per night from Feb 17 to Feb 18
$120
per night
Feb 17 - Feb 18
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Ludwigsburg. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a fitness center. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (396 reviews)
Our second visit and we’ll be back.
"The Nestor is a lovely place to stay in Ludwigsburg. It is only a short walk to the shopping centre and Schloss. The hotel staff are friendly and efficient. There is a restaurant and bar on site."

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2022

nestor Hotel Ludwigsburg
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.
Clean Business B&B near castle and Citycenter
Clean Business B&B near castle and Citycenter
Ludwigsburg, Baden-Württemberg
Stay at this apartment in Ludwigsburg. Enjoy WiFi, onsite parking, and a TV. Popular attractions Porsche Museum and Forum am Schlosspark are located nearby. ...
Clean Business B&B near castle and Citycenter
3 bedroom Jugendstilwohnung near the castle
3 bedroom Jugendstilwohnung near the castle
Ludwigsburg, BW
Stay at this family-friendly apartment in Ludwigsburg. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and a garden. Our guests praise the convenient parking in our reviews. ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (65 reviews)
Great Stay In Ludwigsburg
"This was a great place, and the location was great. The Ludwigsburg Christmas Market was the best we visited all trip. The apartment was very spacious, good kitchen facilities, and parking on site was very convenient. Siebrecht was very quick and clear with communication."

Reviewed on Dec 26, 2022

3 bedroom Jugendstilwohnung near the castle
HARBR. boardinghouse
HARBR. boardinghouse
3 out of 5
Wilhelm-Bleyle-Straße 6, Ludwigsburg, BW, 71636
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly apartment in Ludwigsburg. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and a terrace. Popular attractions Porsche Museum and Arena ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (14 reviews)
"Wir waren mit allem sehr zufrieden. Sehr gerne wieder."

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2022

HARBR. boardinghouse
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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