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The Ludwigsburg Residential Palace

The "Swabian Versailles"

The Ludwigsburg Residential Palace: the Ludwigsburg Palace is the landmark of the city. It consists of 452 rooms, 18 buildings and 3 courtyards and was built in the 18th Century by Duke Eberhard Ludwig. The "Swabian Versailles" is now the largest preserved Baroque castle in Germany, which attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.

Residential Palace Ludwigsburg

State receptions and cultural events still take place today in the splendidly decorated rooms of the former residence of Württemberg kings. The large and beautifully designed parklands around the Residential Palace are the destination of numerous visitors every year.

Favorite Palace

Favorite Palace

Favorite Palace was erected between 1717 - 1723.
The palace is located on a rise, directly north of Ludwigsburg Palace. Duke Eberhard Ludwig, the builder of the residential palace, used this buidling as a hunting lodge and summer villa. From 1806, King Frederick I of Württemberg converted the park into a zoo.

Since 1983 Favorite Palace is open to the public and can be viewded as part of guides tours.

Opening Hours

Palace Ticket Office
Monday to Sunday, 10.00 am - 05.00 pm, last entry one hour before closing.
Guided tours for groups by prior arrangement.

Residential Palace Ludwigsburg
Schloss Ludwigsburg
Schlossstraße 30
D-71634 Ludwigsburg

Palace Administration
Telephone +49 (0) 7141 - 182004
Telefax +49 (0) 7141 - 186434

Further information concerning Ludwigsburg Palace, guided tours, opening hours and admission fees can be found at: www.schloss-Ludwigsburg.de (English version)