Ludwigsburg Things to Do

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    LUDWIGSBURG PALACE - FAIRY TALE GARDEN - 4

    by balhannah Written Nov 27, 2011

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    Just for children, or maybe not!

    A garden Fairyland with 30 fairytale scenes. Do you know the stories?
    I happened to push a button, and suddenly the Fairytale became alive, the people and animals moved, and I heard the Fairytale story. This was a wonderful part of the garden for children, I think it would be hard to tear them away to go home!

    About the best children's garden/play area I have seen.

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    LUDWIGSBURG PALACE GARDEN'S - 2

    by balhannah Written Nov 27, 2011

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    The garden's at the Palace were huge, and they took quite a bit of time to walk around.
    The Parterre garden to the south of the Palace, is done in French baroque style, and was a picture from the Palace balcony.

    To the north is the terraced garden, which between the years 1715-33 was altered to French style
    It is like all Baroque garden's with Palace's, they are laid out symmetrically with all paths leading to the Palace.
    I wandered around other part's of the garden that were not so formal, but still as lovely. Since 1798, the garden's were changed, and some English landscape garden's and a Canal were added.

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    LUDWIGSBURG - THE PALACE - 3

    by balhannah Written Nov 27, 2011

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    I had enquired about the tour and was told between 75 - 90 mins, too long for me to do, and to see the rest as well. I was able to walk through some part of the Palace where many Statue's were.

    A MUST, is on entry to turn left and head out onto the Balcony that overlooks the garden, this is the BEST VIEW OF THE GARDEN.

    It is from here that you really can see the Parterre garden at its best!
    On the Balcony are some interesting statue's.

    This area is FREE admission

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    LUDWIGSBURG PALACE COURTYARD - 1

    by balhannah Written Nov 27, 2011

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    We entered the Palace through the main Gate's, crossed the outer courtyard, and entered the Inner courtyard through and archway.
    The Inner courtyard is huge, and so is the Palace that completely surrounds it. Most of it is gravel, but there are paved walkway's.
    I like the Lion Fountain that was in the centre. It was surrounded with Lion's and had Ludwigsburg coat of arm's on it.
    There were some nice Statue's, and potted tree's and shrub's, and a couple of old cars on display, but I don't know if they are always there.

    Entry is FREE in this area.

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    LUDWIGSBURG PALACE

    by balhannah Updated Nov 27, 2011

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    Firstly, let me say, LEAVE PLENTY OF TIME to see Ludwigsburg.

    This is because there is Ludwigsburg Palace, Favorite & Monrepos Palace's. There is a 90min. inside tour, Museum's to see, plus colossal sized garden's, I think you could spend a full day here.

    I only managed to see mainly Ludwigsburg and garden's, and I was very disappointed that I didn't have enough time to see the rest.

    Favorite and Monrepos are both outstanding artistic achievements of the 18th century, and Ludwigsbburg is one of Europe's most impressive and extensive Baroque Palaces. It was the home of the Duke's and King's of Wurttemberg.

    Time is needed to see the Ceramics Museum, with 70,000 exhibits, and the Fashion Museum, featuring clothing from the 18th century to today.

    There is a little palace within the palace, the Apartment of Duke Carl Eugen, showing the Duke's private rooms with original sumptuous furnishings.
    The Baroque Gallery has beautiful works of German and Italian painters of the 17th and 18th centuries, so you see, there is plenty to see inside too!

    OPEN.......
    Museums (Baroque Gallery, Fashion Museum, Ceramics Museum, Carl Eugen’s Apartment)
    Mon - Sun 10.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.
    (last entry one hour before closing)

    Residential Palace Ludwigsburg- ONLY BY GUIDED TOUR
    Mid-November to Mid-March....Mon – Fri 10.30, 11.45 a.m., 1.30, 3.00 and 4.00 p.m.
    Sat, Sun and public holidays 10.30 a.m., 11.30 a.m., 12.00 p.m., from 1.00 to 4.00 p.m.
    every 30 min.

    Guided tours in English Mon – Sun 1.30 p.m.
    Mid-March to Mid-November........daily 10.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.
    Guided tours in English ....Mon - Fr 1.30 p.m.
    Sat, Sun and public holidays 11.00 a.m., 1.30 and 3.15 p.m.

    ADMISSION IN 2011................
    Residential Palace Ludwigsburg ..Adults 6.50EU
    Museums with audio guide Adults 3.50EU

    Museumstour with audio guide (all museums)
    (Baroque Gallery, Fashion Museum, Ceramics Museum, Carl Eugen´s Apartment)
    Adults € 6.50
    Favorite Palace..Adults € 3.50

    Please check the website for more opening time's and price's.

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    Fairy-Tale Garden

    by himalia11 Written Oct 20, 2007

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    The Fairy-tale Garden is part of the Blooming Baroque garden and is fantastic for children. There are lots of houses where you have to shout or do something and then the story or some action starts. It's really well-done. Also, a short summary of the fairy tale is found next to the house (German only), very good if you don't know your fairy tales! What we found very funny was the witch from Hänsel and Gretel, asking who was nibbling her house in the local Swabian accent which does not at all sound wicked!

    There's a short boat tour that you can take for free, and a trip with a little train which costs about one Euro. You'll also find a labyrinth in the park, and in the middle there's the Frog King. The children enjoyed that the frogs were spitting water depending on where you went, so don't miss it! Nearby is a donkey that does not spit water but gold pieces (chocolate), for which you'll need 20 cents.

    Admission Blooming Baroque and Fairy tale garden: 7 € adults, 3,3 € children/students. Discounts for families and seniors and for an evening ticket.
    There's also a combined ticket that also includes the palace with the museums (adults 13 €, children 6,50 €)

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    Blooming Baroque – Blühender Barock

    by himalia11 Written Oct 20, 2007

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    The so-called "Blühender Barock" are very nice and huge gardens next to the Residential Palace. The south part is directly in front of the palace and it looks great, just like a palace garden! The eastern part is pretty hilly, partly forest, and you'll find the fairy tale garden there. Also, there has been a pumpkin exhibition – the world biggest as they tell. There were pumpkins everywhere in all different kinds, sizes and weights (there were some over 500 kg!), they build great animals and other things out of the pumpkins, and you could purchase pumpkins or autumnal stuff there. I enjoyed it so much! This pumpkin exhibition takes part every year. There are lots of more events in the garden throughout the year, like music fireworks and gardening competition or other interesting exhibitions.

    In the gardens, you'll find some snack bars, and there's also a restaurant. And having lots of benches, you'll surely also find a place for a picnic!

    Admission Blooming Baroque and Fairy tale garden: 7 € adults, 3,3 € children/students. Discounts for families and seniors and for an evening ticket.
    There's also a combined ticket that also includes the palace with the museums (adults 13 €, children 6,50 €)

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    Schloss Ludwigsburg/ Ludwigsburg Palace

    by JimKnopf Updated May 18, 2007

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    Have a historical tourguide :-)

    http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Residenzschloss_Ludwigsburg (only German)

    If you are really very intersting in it. Maybe I can send you an english brochure of it, maybe with a postcard as reward. :-)

    German and english brochure

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    Palace

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Updated Feb 11, 2006

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    Magnificent palaces with amusing gardens and the ornate facades of houses are combined in the city with a modern infrastructure.
    One of the most known monuments of architecture of Germany - a palace " the Blossoming baroque " of Ludwigsburg near Stuttgart. The huge park at any time of year is filled by a fragrance of exotic flowers and plants. The annual International festival of music is spent in the palace.

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    The Fairytale Garden

    by keeweechic Updated Nov 28, 2003

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    The enchanting Fairy Tale Garden is with the palace gardens and has been designed for children to enjoy. There is the Fairytale castle of Rapunzle, a Hansel and Grettel House – all things from favourite fairytales.

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    Baroque Garden - Blühendes Barock

    by keeweechic Updated Nov 28, 2003

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    The Blossoming Baroque Garden- the gardens were opened in 1953 after previous gardens had been turned into orchards by King Wilhelm I von Württemberg.

    The gardens were built in an attempt to restore the palace to its once lively state. The wealth of flowers around the Palace and the fairy tale garden have been appreciated over the past several decades by hundreds of thousand of visitors.

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    The Gardens

    by keeweechic Updated Nov 28, 2003

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    Originally Duke Friedrich II, the later King Friedrich, wanted Ludwigsburg Palace to be his summer palace. He had the neglected gardens completely laid out and changed after 1798. The southern gardens were laid out to be cheerful and the northern gardens were supposed to be romantic and exotic.

    During the time of King Wilhelm I von Wurttemberg, the gardens were neglected as he showed no interest in them and eventually turned parts of the gardens into orchards in the first half of the 19th century.

    While these gardens were lovely the day I was there, the weather was not and I have later seen photos of these gardens on a sunny day and they are superb.

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    The Favourite Palace

    by keeweechic Updated Nov 28, 2003

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    The Favorite Palace is the 2nd of three palaces in Ludwigsburg and was originally built as a Hunting Lodge and pleasure palace in the midst of a richly forested park. It was built in conjunction with the extension of the Palace but was only used occasionally during mainly the pheasant hunting season.

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    The Old Building - Alte Corps de Logis

    by keeweechic Updated Nov 28, 2003

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    This is the old main building which has a very Italian appearance. The influence comes from Austro-Bohemian architecture of the early 17th century . The building is linked with by connected galleries, pavilions and side wings to the new building.

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    The Queens Bedroom

    by keeweechic Updated Nov 28, 2003

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    The Queens bedroom was renovated with Egyptian style pilaster in 1817. The red silk wall coverings date back to the original style in 1760. The drapes used for the alcove and the bed were renewed in 1960

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