Residence of the regents of Württemberg
The most impressive of the three Ludwigsburg castles is the Residenzschloss Ludwigsburg. With its three courtyards, 452 rooms in the 18 buildings and its 32-hectare park, it served the dukes and kings of Württemberg as a stately residence. Today it is one of the largest preserved baroque castles in Europe.
Origin and architecture
Duke Eberhard Ludwig von Württemberg laid the foundation stone in 1704 - originally for a hunting lodge. This resulted in the Baroque residence, completed in 1733. Especially interesting are the rooms of the different rulers, which are preserved in the respective styles of their epochs. The castle theatre with its stage machinery dating from 1758 is also still in its original state and worth a visit.
Museums and exhibitions for young and old
Museums and permanent exhibitions offer an insight into the life worlds of the rulers of bygone times. Fashion from the 18th to 20th centuries, ceramics from past and present as well as some baroque paintings are presented in the baroque gallery. In the "Kinderreich", the children's museum, even the youngest children from the age of four can playfully discover history. In the park you can admire the "Blossoming Baroque". The gardens were rebuilt in 1954 according to their historical form and baroque ideas.
How to get there
By public transport:
from the bus station, take lines 421, 427, 430, 443 or 444 to the Residenzschloss stop
There are 670 public parking spaces available for cars at a short distance from the castle.