Baroque meets modernity

Ludwigsburg is an attractive, modern, vibrant Baroque city. Founded in the early 18th century, the city today is a place where history and the present meet. Magnificent castles, romantic gardens, bustling shopping streets and sensational festivals are waiting to be explored by you. An integral part of the city’s unique charm is its outstanding and diverse cultural scene. Home to numerous cultural institutions, Ludwigsburg is widely known as a city of films and festivals.

The city is home to no less than three palaces: the magnificent Residential Palace, Favorite Palace, and Monrepos Lakeside Palace. With its 452 rooms spread across 18 buildings, the Residential Palace is Germany’s largest preserved Baroque palace.

A stroll through the unique palace museums will make your visit complete. Fragrant blossoms and magic moments on more than 75 acres of land await you at “Blühendes Barock” with its fairy-tale garden. The breath-taking permanent garden exhibition displays horticultural art from various eras and regions. The spacious park surrounding the Residential Palace is a feast for all the senses.

We would also like to give you some ideas for activities around Ludwigsburg. We have selected destinations you can reach within a reasonable time by public transport.

Wilhelma – the Stuttgart zoo-cum-botanical garden

Wilhelma is one of the big attractions in Stuttgart. With its many greenhouses and the aquarium, it is also worth a trip on a rainy day.

A few suggestions for Stuttgart city centre

Art museum (Kunstmuseum; the glass cube)

State Gallery

History museum in the medieval castle

Natural History museum at Schloss Rosenstein
You will find many shops in the city centre, or, if you are looking for a shopping mall, try Milaneo.

Esslingen – a walk through history
Only half an hour away from Ludwigsburg, you will find half-timbered houses, medieval fortifications, old churches and convents – Esslingen has it all. First mentioned in 777, Esslingen was incredibly lucky not to suffer any WW2 damages. In the Middle Ages, the trading route from Flanders to Venice went right through the city and over its bridge. – Come to Esslingen and explore history!

A view from above: the Stuttgart television tower
This is an excursion for a really clear day. It will give you an impression of how Stuttgart is situated between hills, woods and vineyards.

Take a Neckar Cruise
Welcome on board! Enjoy the view of hills and vineyards from one of the pleasure boats operating on the river Neckar.

Mercedes Museum
The destination for automobile enthusiasts. You can reach the museum in only ~45 min. from Ludwigsburg.

Porsche Museum
Stuttgart has not only one, but two automobile museums. This one is even closer to Ludwigsburg, only ~15 min. away.

Marbach, Friedrich Schiller’s birthplace

The town of Marbach and its Schiller museum is only 11 S-Bahn minutes away.

Swimming, hiking or running

Please contact the conference desk for individual suggestions.



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