This baroque christmas market is popular with visitors from far and wide. And that’s no surprise: Its festive booths line the old market place with its baroque arcades under brightly lit arches and ways.
With an impressive 452 rooms the Ludwigsburg Residential Palace is one of the largest baroque buildings in the world. Constructed and extended over the course of two centuries the palace is not only a sightseeing attraction in and of itself but also home to museums and its very own palace theater.
This beautiful garden spans 30ha and surrounds the Ludwigsburg Residential Palace. It attracts 500,000 visitors per year, many of whom visit several times a years of the seasonal highlights.
Once a summer residence and hunting palace of duke Eberhard Ludwig, this baroque palace was later finished in the Neoclassical style by Friedrich I., first king of Württemberg. To make the duke’s escapes from court life more convenient, the palace was erected just a few hundred meters from Ludwigsburg Residential Palace.
This rococo masterpiece was completed in 1764. The interior design was later changed to the style popular during the Napoleonic era.
Original a purely “private” park and garden of king Wilhelm I., the Wilhelma was designed based on the Moorish architecture still found in today’s Spain. Opened to the public in 1880 as a botanical garden, Wilhelma started keeping exotic animals from all parts of the world in the 1950s.
Standing 217m tall and built high above Stuttgart the Fernsehturm is visible from afar and a symbol of the Stuttgart Metropolitan Area. At the time of its inauguration it was the first television tower ever and its design was the basis for many more around the world.
The view alone is reason enough to visit Solitude Palace. Originally planned to be a rather simple hunting palace it turned into a full-blown summer residence with a number of adjacent structures for guests and servants during construction. When it was finished in 1770 the palace was surrounded by an extensive baroque park, but the upkeep proved too expensive and today the forest has covered all traces of it.
Theme Park Tripsdrill awaits its guests with 100 rides that range from pleasant and relaxed boat tours for families with small children to spectacular catapult started roller coasters for the most daring guests. The theme park also includes Tripsdrill Wildlife Park with 40 animal species. Entry is free of charge for paying visitors of the Theme Park, but separate entrance tickets at reduced rates are also available.