Ludwidsburg Christmas Market
This enchanting market is one of the most beautiful in Germany; surrounded by arcades with festively decorated stands and watched over by majestic angels with glittering wings. Ludwigsburg’s Baroque Christmas Market is a winter dream come true.
Stroll through its passageways and nearby pedestrian area to seek out the perfect Christmas gift - with over 170 Christmas booths you are sure to find something to suit all the family. Each uniquely decorated market stall offers traditional arts and crafts that make perfect presents.
Ludwigsburg during Christmastime is more than just a visit; breathe in the scents of mulled wine, roasted chestnuts and gingerbread, or take in some festive concerts during your stay. The city itself said to be the cradle of Swabian poetry and many kings of Württemberg resided here in the past.
Things to do and see
Visit the magnificent Residential Palace, built between 1704 and 1733, widely regarded as one of the greatest German baroque palaces still around today.
Just a few minutes walk from the Residential Palace is the hunting lodge and summer residence ‘Favorite’ - the murals inside the palace, as well as the 72 hectare wildlife park around the palace are well worth a look.
Head to the Monrepos Lakeside Palace, famous for its romantic concerts and fireworks displays.
Take a stroll around the historical town centre - the “proudest square that Württemberg has”, according to former German president Theodore Heuss.
Visit the Porcelain factory famous for the traditional methods by which each single item is painstakingly designed, embossed and assembled by hand, making every piece unique!
- Flight time from London: 1hr 40min
- Stuttgart Airport: 31km from the city centre; transfer time about 45 min
- Baden Airpark: 112km for the city centre; transfer time about 1 hour 15min
- Nearest railway station: Ludwigsburg station
- Currency: Euro
Nestor Hotel Ludwigsburg 4*
Why we like it: Clean, modern and in a great location. Location: This hotel is centrally located and only 5 minutes walking distance to the baroque Christmas market and the castle. Features: Restaurant, bar, lift, fitness room, steam bath, sauna, safe at reception. Accommodation: 179 modern furnished rooms with en-suite facilities, hairdryer, TV, telephone, WLAN, safe.
Best Western Hotel Favorit 3*
Why we like it: Centrally located on a quiet side street with a great standard of service. Location: This hotel is centrally located and within walking distance to the baroque Christmas market and the castle. Features: Bar, lift, soft steam sauna. Accommodation: 88 modern and comfortable rooms with en suite facilities, minibar, hairdryer, TV, telephone, Wi-Fi.