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Ludwigsburg Palace (German: Schloss Ludwigsburg) is a historical building in the city of Ludwigsburg (12 km north of Stuttgart's city centre), Germany. It is one of the country's largest Baroque palaces and features an enormous garden in that style.
From the 18th century to 1918 it was the principal royal palace of the dukedom that became in 1806 the Kingdom of Württemberg.
Schloss Favorite is a Baroque maison de plaisance and hunting lodge in Ludwigsburg, Germany. It is located on a rise, directly north of Ludwigsburg Palace.
It was built from 1717 to 1723 for the sovereign Duke of Württemberg, Eberhard Ludwig, to a design by Donato Giuseppe Frisoni.
From 1806, King Frederick I of Württemberg converted the park into a ménagerie, including deer and chamois. The architect Nikolaus Friedrich von Thouret renovated the building's interior in neoclassical style.
In the 20th century, the house was neglected and fell into disrepair. It was restored from 1980 on, and opened to the public in 1983.
Ludwigsburg Castle (Residenzschloss)
This building, together with the town itself, still contrives to provide the impression of an 18th century royal capital. One of Germany's largest and most magnificent Baroque palaces (452 rooms spread over 28 buildings.) It is known as the
Swabian Versaillesand its construction was begun in 1704 by Duke Eberhard Ludwig of Württemberg. The opulently furnished interior reflects the development in style from late Baroque to Rococo and then to Empire. The garden was restored in the near vicinity of the palace in Baroque style (
Baroque in Bloom).
English guided tours are held Monday to Friday: 1.30 pm, Saturday and Sunday: 11 am, 1:30 pm, 3:15 pm.
Admission: Adults 6.50€, Concessions 3.30€.
The Monrepos Lakeside Palace
This is the former hunting lodge of Duke Eberhard Ludwig which was expanded upon Duke Carl Eugen completed during the reign of King Friedrich I of Wurttemberg. It is considered as a rococo masterpiece. Its interior is decorated in the style of the Napoleonic era. In summer, this is the place for romantic concerts like the big open-air concert with the baroque fireworks display form the Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele and chamber concerts of the
Favorite Castle (Schloss Favorit)
Favorite is just a few minutes walk from the Residential Palace and was built between 1713 and 1723 by Duke Eberhard Ludwig for his mistress Wilhelmine von Graevenitz. The furnishings of Favorite, which has a baroque facade, come from the Napoleonic era. The murals inside the palace, as well as the 72 hectare wildlife park around the palace are well worth a look. Today the palace is not only opened for visitors, but is also the backdrop for a popular TV talk show entitled
Guided tours mid-March 20 to November 1, Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm to 5 pm.
Admission: Adults 3.50€, Concessions 1.80€.
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Ludwigsburg is a city in Germany, about 12 kilometers (7.5 mi) north of Stuttgart's city center, near the river Neckar. It is the capital of the Ludwigsburg District (its largest city having at present ca 87,000 inhabitants), and belongs to the Stuttgart (Stuttgart vacation rentals | Stuttgart travel guide) Region in the Administrative region (Regierungsbezirk) of Stuttgart.
Things to See in LudwigsburgCastles:
- Residenzschloss (built 1704-1733 from Herzog Eberhard Ludwig von Württemberg)
- Seeschloss Monrepos (built 1764-1768)
- Lustschloss Favorite (built 1713-1728)
- Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, internationally renowned film school
- Pädagogische Hochschule Ludwigsburg
Public transportation is provided by the S-Bahn and Busses. For short distances, it is best to use the Bus. For longer distances (to get to Stuttgart (Stuttgart vacation rentals | Stuttgart travel guide) ) the S-Bahn is faster. Public transportation late at night (after midnight) is a problem! On the weekend there are night buses, but they are infrequent (1:11am, 2:00 am, 2:22am, 3:10 am and 3:33am) and on odd routes.
TAXI ZENTRALE Ludwigsburg, phone 07141 - 19 410, fax 07141 - 90059. With 70 cars day & night on the road.
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More about the History of Ludwigsburg
The middle of Neckarland, in which Ludwigsburg lies, was settled in the Stone age and in the Bronze age. Numerous archaeological finds from the city and the surrounding area remain from the time when it was settled by the Celts.
Toward the end of the 1st century, the Romans occupied the region. They pushed the Limes further to the east around 150, and controlled the region until 260, when the Alamanni occupied the Neckarland. Also the Alamanni settlement is proven by grave finds in the city today.
Ludwigsburg originated in the beginning of the 18th century (1718 - 1723) by the building of the largest Baroque castle in Germany, Ludwigsburg Palace, under Duke Eberhard Ludwig von Württemberg. Originally the Duke planned only one pleasure-palace, which he began building in 1704. However, the example of other Fürsts (or Princes) woke in him a desire: the establishment of a city through which to project his absolutist power. The Baroque hunting- and pleasure-palaces became Favorite (1713 - 1728), and the Seeschloss Seeschloss (Lake-palace) Monrepos (1764 - 1768) besides.
In the years between 1730 and 1800, the royal place of residence changed back and forth several times between Stuttgart (Stuttgart vacation rentals | Stuttgart travel guide) and Ludwigsburg. In 1800, Württemberg was occupied by France under Napoleon Bonaparte and was forced into an alliance with France. In 1806 the Kurfürst (Prince-Elector) Friedrich became the king of Württemberg by Napoleon's grant. In 1812 in Ludwigsburg, the Württembergish army was raised for Napoleon's Russian campaign. The majority of the soldiers did not survive it.
One famous person to come out of Ludwigsburg during this period was Friedrich Schiller. Karl Eugen, Duke of Württemberg, enrolled the youth in the Karlsschule Stuttgart (an elite military academy he had founded) in 1773, where Schiller eventually studied medicine. The Duke was very demanding of his students, and Schiller's childhood was a lonely and unhappy one, but he was greatly enriched by the excellent education he received. It was there that he wrote his first play, Die Räuber (The Robbers), about a group of naïve revolutionaries and their tragic failure.
In 1921 Ludwigsburg became the largest garrison in southwest Germany. In 1926 in the course of the building of the north south powerline, the large transformer station Ludwigsburg-Hoheneck, which still exists today, was built, which still represents another central junction in electricity mains of Baden-Württemberg to this day.
In World War II the city suffered moderate destruction (compared with other German cities). The people had 1,500 dead to mourn. It was also the site of the prisoner-of-war camp Stalag V-A from October 1939 till April 1945. After the end of the war there was a large Displaced persons camp which housed several thousand mainly Polish Displaced Persons until about 1948.
For about 45 years after the war the U.S. military maintained Pattonville, a large housing area including a high school, east of Ludwigsburg. In 1956 the tradition of the German garrison town was taken up again by the Bundeswehr, Germany's federal armed forces.
On October 5th, 1957 the first 380kV-powerline in Germany between the transformer station Ludwigsburg-Hoheneck and Rommerskirchen (Rommerskirchen vacation rentals | Rommerskirchen travel guide) went into service.
In 1966 the Pädagogische Hochschule (Teaching College) and the Staatliche Sportschule Ludwigsburg (State Sports School) were opened. 2004 is the 300th birthday of Residenzschloss Ludwigsburg, celebrated by the opening of the Baroque Gallery and the Ceramic Museum in Residenzschloss. In 1991 the national film school Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg was established in Ludwigsburg.
[ source: wikipedia ]
Ludwigsburg is a city in Germany, about 12 kilometers (7.5 mi) north of Stuttgart's city center, near the river Neckar. It is the capital of the Ludwigsburg District (its largest city having at present ca 87,000 inhabitants), and belongs to the Stuttgart Region in the Administrative region (Regierungsbezirk) of Stuttgart.
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