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Top Choice Palace in Ludwigslust

Schloss Ludwigslust

Such was the allure of this palace that when the ducal seat moved 36km north to Schwerin in 1837, some family members continued living here until 1945. Now part of the Schwerin State Museum, its high point is the st…
Top Choice German in Ludwigslust

Alte Wache

With outdoor tables that face the castle, the location here is the best in town. The food, too, is excellent, ranging from soups and risotto to steaks and grilled fish. There's also a kids menu.
Church in Ludwigslust

Stadtkirche

The striking Stadtkirche, built in the 18th century in a neoclassical style, is utterly unlike most churches in this part of Germany. Its grand Doric columns evoke a Greek temple, and within, the dual staircase that…
Cafe in Ludwigslust

Schlosscafé Ludwigslust

Given that this place is part of the castle itself, there's no finer place in Ludwigslust for Kaffee und Kuchen.