Ludwigsburg Palace is a massive, Baroque palace complex located in Ludwigsburg, Germany, about 12 kilometres from the Baden-Württemberg state capital of Stuttgart. The palace complex, nicknamed the "Versailles of Swabia" is one of the largest Baroque palaces in Germany, and one of its most prominent features is the enormous garden around the palace of the same style. Today, its sumptuous interiors contain various museums and tourist shops.
The castle is surrounded on three sides by a massive garden, the Blühendes Barock that was arranged according to how it might have appeared around 1800 in 1954, the 250th anniversary of the start of construction on Ludwigsburg. Also on the grounds are the ancillary residencies of Monrepos and Schloss Favorite, which complete the grounds of this regional tourist attraction. Altogether, the gardens, sumptuous interiors complete with original furnishing, and the architecture altogether tell the tale of four distinct epochs of art and architecture: the Baroque, Rococo, Neoclassical, and Empire eras.
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