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The city of Ludwigsburg is located in Baden-Württemberg. The city belongs to the greater area of Stuttgart and the city of Stuttgart is situated around 12 km away from Ludwigsburg city-centre. Economically speaking, Ludwigsburg can keep pace as one of the most important cities in Baden-Württemberg. With the Wüstenrot-Bausparkasse, a seat of Nestlé and a legal site of Bosch and Daimler, many employers are locally represented here. Equally, Ludwigsburg has become an important film and media centre. The Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg and the Film- und Medienzentrum Ludwigsburg, can be found here. The residential palace is the flagship of the city.
Due to its proximity to Stuttgart, you have an array of travel options. Stuttgart airport is an international airport and it is easy to reach. If you arrive by train, the main railway station in Stuttgart is also located on the ICE connections. From here, you can get to Ludwigsburg in less than 15 minutes with the city train. It is also very easy to travel here with your own car in view of the 2 motorway exits from the A 81.
As well as the urban centre of Ludwigsburg, there are seven additional urban districts. The urban centre is then once again divided into the districts of North, East, South West and the centre. Eglosheim is the district with the most inhabitants in Ludwigsburg. It was not incorporated into the city until the start of the 20th Century but the history of this once independent place stretches back as far as the 6th and 7thCenturies. Due to the construction of social housing, this district has continually grown between the years 1949 and 1972, the number of inhabitants has quadrupled. At the same time, business parks were developed and public facilities were created. Many families with children live in Eglosheim.
Poppenweiler is a rural, small-town urban district. Here, the old timbered houses still grace the streets. Not many people live on what is a large surface area and many rivers flow through this district.
TheResidenzschloss „Residence Palace“is the landmark of the city of Ludwigsburg. The baroque palace complex is one of the largest of its kind in Germany. The palace was built between 1704 and 1733 and concurrently during the year 1709, the idea came about to plan the city surrounding the palace grounds in the same baroque style. The first palace building was completed as early as 1706 but it was only a small palace and so a new architect was soon commissioned to build a more large-scale complex. The Duke Eberhard Ludwig resided in the complex from 1709 until 1733 and he had the palace converted several times, the Palace of Versailles was a model of how it should look. For this reason, with respect to Ludwigsburg, the characterisation as the Swabian Versailles is often used. Today, you can go and look at several museums, galleries and the palace theatre in the palace.
It is also recommended that you go and see the barocke Altstadt “baroque old town”. It is considered to be the planned city. The marketplace is the main focus, it is situated higher than the palace, two steep ramps lead up to the marketplace. The marketplace is laid out in a rectangular position, church buildings are located on two sides. Next to this there are arcade houses that embellish the overall impression.
If you visit the residence palace you should also go and visit a museum or two. TheModemuseum „Fashion Museum“, is interesting. Here you will find a costume collection which will bring you closer to the history of fashion from 300 years ago until our present day. The focal point of this is the courtly clothing from the second half of the 18th Century. You will find several exhibits on this theme. Another very extensive collection is the accessories and you will immediately be able to see what has changed during this time. The exhibition is topped off by creations from famous fashion designers such as Chanel or Dior.
The Strafvollzugmuseum „penitentiary system museum“ in Ludwigsburg tells you its own story. It was in this city, where the first prison was built and this is depicted in the museum. Take a look the cells in which the prisoners had to reside at that time, how the beds were arranged and how the prisoners spent their time.
You can enjoy typical Swabian cuisine in the Post Cantz. It is a traditional restaurant in Ludwigsburg with a history that can be traced back 275 years. You will be offered traditional dishes which have been seasoned with a modern twist. You can expect to get freshly prepared Spätzle which are served with a marinated pot roast at the Post Cantz. Tripe is also not absent from the menu and the food is served with roast potatoes.
The restaurant Badgarten can be found behind the garden area of the Ludwigsburg Palace. Food was cooked in this long-established company as early as 1826. You will find classic German and Swabian cuisine here coupled with Croatian ideas. There is a variety of Swabian rolls on the menu which you can enjoy from 8.90 euros. The range of food is rounded off with an extensive array of Croatian and classical German meat dishes such as Cevapcici with side orders for 11.90 euros or the Wiener schnitzel for 15.90 euros.
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