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Residenzschloss

Nicknamed the 'Swabian Versailles', the Residenzschloss is an extravagant 452-room baroque, rococo and Empire affair. The 90-minute chateau tours (in German) leave every half-hour; there are English tours at 1.15pm …
Gardens in Ludwigsburg

Blühendes Barock

Appealing in summer is a fragrant stroll amid the herbs, rhododendrons and gushing fountains of the Blühendes Barock gardens. Admission includes entry to the Märchengarten.
Palace in Ludwigsburg

Schloss Favorite

Sitting in parkland a five-minute walk north of the Residenzschloss is the petite baroque palace Schloss Favorite, built between 1717 and 1723 for Duke Eberhard Ludwig. It was mostly used as a hunting palace and sum…
Alsatian in Ludwigsburg

Alte Sonne

The most refined address in Ludwigsburg is the Alte Sonne, where the menu plays up regional, seasonal ingredients in attractively presented dishes that are a nod to the chef's native Alsace, be it leek and Riesling …
Square in Ludwigsburg

Marktplatz

Dominated by a twin-spired, powderpuff-pink church and rimmed by arcaded houses, Ludwigsburg's striking market square was laid out in the 18th century in the baroque style by the Italian architect of the age, Donato…
Beer Garden in Ludwigsburg

Ludwigsburger Brauhaus

On Solitudeplatz, this brewpub serves home brews (by the glass, litre or metre) in cosy, wood-panelled surrounds in winter and in its popular beer garden in summer.
Market in Ludwigsburg

Wochenmarkt

This produce market is held twice weekly on Ludwigsburg's baroque square.