Baroque town of Ludwigslust

These days, Ludwigslust is often called the "Versailles of the North", because the complex with its castle, park and city is unparalleled in northern Germany.

The entire area of the old part of town was built according to a Baroque plan. You can enjoy a relaxed stroll between the lovingly restored brick buildings and spend some time over a cup of coffee. Vintage fans should definitely visit Ludwigslust on the second weekend in September, when a most stylish bicycle meeting takes place.

Ludwigslust Castle

The castle's museum shows Baroque domestic culture and way of life. The castle has some curiosities and special features. All that glitters is not gold – not everything that looks like wood is wood and not everything that looks like marble is marble, no matter how much it looks like it. In the café in the hunting room, you can recharge your batteries before walking round the large English-style palace grounds.

Castle Gardens

Baroque town

When strolling through the the beautiful castle gardens or one of the numerous avenues the town's  stunning beauty fascinates all visitors. The inhabitants affectionately call their town by the nickname "Lulu". Dressed in baroque style, the splendour of earlier days is still shining bright.


 

Traditions of music and festivals

Duke Frederick "the Pious" liked church music very much. That is why many musicians with an excellent reputation came to Ludwigslust. Today, the Ludwigsluster Schlosskonzerte (concerts), the Kleine Fest im Großen Park ("Little Festival in the Big Park") and the annual International  J.M.Sperger Competition for Double Bass follow the first-class tradition of the musicians at the palace of the dukes.

Ludwigslust Castle

The magnificent Ludwigslust Palace, situated in a spacious park with avenues, cascades, canals and water jumps, is the center of the late Baroque town complex. In the castle's museum, the restored rooms shine in courtly splendor and transport visitors back in time. In the hunting hall of the castle there is a café with a spacious terrace overlooking the castle park.

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Tourist Information Bureau of Ludwigslust

Ludwigslust is just waiting for you to visit. Get all information for your visit.

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Ludwigslust castle park

The park is temporarily completely closed due to a tree fall. Measures are currently underway to restore traffic safety along the main paths. The castle museum, café and the lawn parterre are accessible.

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Bulow Palace

The family-run business of Iris and Norbert Leithold revives the centuries-old papier-mâché tradition of Ludwigslust. In 2013, they founded the Ludwigsluster Papiermaché-Manufaktur ("Ludwigslust Papier-Mâché Manufactory") in Bulow Palace, a magnificent royal seat. In workshops, guests can try out the old art of making papier-mâché themselves.

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Tourist-Information Ludwigslust

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