Ludwigsburg is a city in Baden-Württemberg
Baden-Württemberg is one of the 16 states of Germany. Baden-Württemberg is in the southwestern part of the country to the east of the Upper Rhine, and is the third largest in both area and population of Germany's sixteen states, with an area of and 10.7 million inhabitants...

, Germany
Germany , officially the Federal Republic of Germany , is a federal parliamentary republic in Europe. The country consists of 16 states while the capital and largest city is Berlin. Germany covers an area of 357,021 km2 and has a largely temperate seasonal climate...

, about 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) north of Stuttgart
Stuttgart is the capital of the state of Baden-Württemberg in southern Germany. The sixth-largest city in Germany, Stuttgart has a population of 600,038 while the metropolitan area has a population of 5.3 million ....

 city centre, near the river Neckar
The Neckar is a long river, mainly flowing through the southwestern state of Baden-Württemberg, but also a short section through Hesse, in Germany. The Neckar is a major right tributary of the River Rhine...

. It is the largest and primary city of the Ludwigsburg urban district
Ludwigsburg (district)
Ludwigsburg is a district in the middle of Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Neighboring districts are Heilbronn, Rems-Murr, the district-free city Stuttgart, and the districts Böblingen and Enz.-History:...

 with about 87,000 inhabitants. It is situated within the administrative region (Regierungsbezirk) of Stuttgart
Stuttgart (region)
Stuttgart is one of the four administrative districts of Baden-Württemberg, Germany, located in the north-east of the state of Baden-Württemberg, in the southwestern part of Germany.It is sub-divided into the three regions Heilbronn-Franken, Ostwürttemberg, Stuttgart.- External links :*...



The middle of Neckarland, where Ludwigsburg lies, was settled in the stone
Stone Age
The Stone Age is a broad prehistoric period, lasting about 2.5 million years , during which humans and their predecessor species in the genus Homo, as well as the earlier partly contemporary genera Australopithecus and Paranthropus, widely used exclusively stone as their hard material in the...

 and bronze age
Bronze Age
The Bronze Age is a period characterized by the use of copper and its alloy bronze as the chief hard materials in the manufacture of some implements and weapons. Chronologically, it stands between the Stone Age and Iron Age...

s. Numerous archaeological
Archaeology, or archeology , is the study of human society, primarily through the recovery and analysis of the material culture and environmental data that they have left behind, which includes artifacts, architecture, biofacts and cultural landscapes...

 sites from the Hallstatt period
Hallstatt culture
The Hallstatt culture was the predominant Central European culture from the 8th to 6th centuries BC , developing out of the Urnfield culture of the 12th century BC and followed in much of Central Europe by the La Tène culture.By the 6th century BC, the Hallstatt culture extended for some...

 remain in the city and surrounding area.

Towards the end of the 1st century, the area was occupied by the Romans
Ancient Rome
Ancient Rome was a thriving civilization that grew on the Italian Peninsula as early as the 8th century BC. Located along the Mediterranean Sea and centered on the city of Rome, it expanded to one of the largest empires in the ancient world....

. They pushed the Limes further to the east around 150 and controlled the region until 260, when the Alamanni
The Alamanni, Allemanni, or Alemanni were originally an alliance of Germanic tribes located around the upper Rhine river . One of the earliest references to them is the cognomen Alamannicus assumed by Roman Emperor Caracalla, who ruled the Roman Empire from 211 to 217 and claimed thereby to be...

 occupied the Neckarland. Evidence of the Alamanni settlement can be found in grave sites in the city today.
The origins of Ludwigsburg date from the beginning of the 18th century (1718–1723) when the largest baroque
The Baroque is a period and the style that used exaggerated motion and clear, easily interpreted detail to produce drama, tension, exuberance, and grandeur in sculpture, painting, literature, dance, and music...

A castle is a type of fortified structure built in Europe and the Middle East during the Middle Ages by European nobility. Scholars debate the scope of the word castle, but usually consider it to be the private fortified residence of a lord or noble...

 in Germany, Ludwigsburg Palace
Ludwigsburg Palace
Ludwigsburg Palace is a historical building in the city of Ludwigsburg , Germany. It is one of the country's largest Baroque palaces and features an enormous garden in that style....

 was built by Duke
A duke or duchess is a member of the nobility, historically of highest rank below the monarch, and historically controlling a duchy...

 Eberhard Ludwig von Württemberg
Württemberg , formerly known as Wirtemberg or Wurtemberg, is an area and a former state in southwestern Germany, including parts of the regions Swabia and Franconia....

. Originally, the Duke planned to just build one country home (albeit a palace
A palace is a grand residence, especially a royal residence or the home of a head of state or some other high-ranking dignitary, such as a bishop or archbishop. The word itself is derived from the Latin name Palātium, for Palatine Hill, one of the seven hills in Rome. In many parts of Europe, the...

), which he began building in 1704. However, the examples of other princes
Fürst is a German title of nobility, usually translated into English as Prince.The term refers to the head of a principality and is distinguished from the son of a monarch, who is referred to as Prinz...

 fostered a desire to project his absolutist power by establishing a city. To the baroque palace, he added a hunting lodge and country seat, called Schloss Favorit
Favorite Ludwigsburg
Schloss Favorite is a Baroque maison de plaisance and hunting lodge in Ludwigsburg, Germany. It is located on a rise, directly north of Ludwigsburg Palace....

(1713–1728), and the Seeschloss (castle on the lake) Monrepos
Mon Repos was also a grand and famous park in the former Finnish city of Viipuri, now Vyborg, Russia.Monrepos is a lakeside palace in Ludwigsburg, Germany...


A settlement began near the palace in 1709 and a town charter was granted on 3 April 1718. That same year, Ludwigsburg became a bailiff's seat, which eventually became the rural district of Ludwigsburg in 1938.

In the years between 1730 and 1800, the royal seat of residence changed back and forth several times between Stuttgart and Ludwigsburg. In 1800, Württemberg was occupied by France
The French Republic , The French Republic , The French Republic , (commonly known as France , is a unitary semi-presidential republic in Western Europe with several overseas territories and islands located on other continents and in the Indian, Pacific, and Atlantic oceans. Metropolitan France...

 under Napoleon Bonaparte and was forced into an alliance. In 1806, the Kurfürst
The Prince-electors of the Holy Roman Empire were the members of the electoral college of the Holy Roman Empire, having the function of electing the Roman king or, from the middle of the 16th century onwards, directly the Holy Roman Emperor.The heir-apparent to a prince-elector was known as an...

(Prince-Elector) Friedrich was made king of Württemberg by Napoleon. In 1812, the Württembergish army was raised in Ludwigsburg for Napoleon's Russian campaign. Of the 15,800 Württemberg soldiers who served, just a few hundred returned.

In 1921, Ludwigsburg became the largest garrison in southwest Germany. In 1945, Ludwigsburg was made a "Kreisstadt" (urban district), and later, when the Baden-Württemberg municipal code took effect on 1 April 1956, the city was named a major urban district. In 1956 the tradition of the German garrison town was taken up again by the Bundeswehr
The Bundeswehr consists of the unified armed forces of Germany and their civil administration and procurement authorities...

, Germany's federal armed forces.

2004 was the 300th birthday of Residenzschloss Ludwigsburg, celebrated by the opening of the Baroque Gallery and the Ceramic Museum in the Residenzschloss.

Jews and World War II

Jewish families began living in Ludwigsburg during the 19th century and in 1884, a synagogue was built on Solitudestraße, which was later destroyed by storm troopers during the pogrom of November 1938. In 1988, the perimeter of the structure was marked out in plaster on the site. A 1959 memorial and newer memorial plaques commemorate the Jewish Holocaust victims and extol human rights.

In 1940, the Nazi propaganda film, Jud Süß
Jew Suss (1934 film)
Jud Süß is a 1934 British historical romantic drama film. Directed by Lothar Mendes, the film stars German actor Conrad Veidt in the role of Joseph Süss Oppenheimer. British censors did not allow a film to openly criticize the persecution of Jews, since it would have appeared as an attack on German...

was filmed in Ludwigsburg. Based on the historical figure, Joseph Süß Oppenheimer, who was executed in Stuttgart in 1738; Oppenheimer lived in Ludwigsburg. During World War II, the city suffered moderate damage compared to other German cities. There were 1500 deaths.
It was the home of the prisoner-of-war camp
Prisoner-of-war camp
A prisoner-of-war camp is a site for the containment of combatants captured by their enemy in time of war, and is similar to an internment camp which is used for civilian populations. A prisoner of war is generally a soldier, sailor, or airman who is imprisoned by an enemy power during or...

 Stalag V-A
Stalag V-A
Stalag V-A was a German prisoner of war camp located on the southern outskirts of Ludwigsburg, Germany, during World War II.-Operation:The prison camp had been constructed on the site of a former German military installation, which had once billeted German cavalry troops and their horses...

 from October 1939 till April 1945. After the war, there was a large displaced persons camp
Displaced persons camp
A displaced persons camp or DP camp is a temporary facility for displaced persons coerced into forced migration. The term is mainly used for camps established after World War II in West Germany and in Austria, as well as in the United Kingdom, primarily for refugees from Eastern Europe and for the...

 which housed several thousand mainly Polish
Poland , officially the Republic of Poland , is a country in Central Europe bordered by Germany to the west; the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south; Ukraine, Belarus and Lithuania to the east; and the Baltic Sea and Kaliningrad Oblast, a Russian exclave, to the north...

 displaced persons until about 1948. After 1945 until the middle of 1946, there was also an allied internment camp for war criminals in Ludwigsburg and the U.S. Army maintained a barracks
Pattonville was a large housing area maintained by the U.S. military near Stuttgart, Germany following World War II. The community was named for World War II General George S. Patton. Located north of the city and east of Ludwigsburg, Pattonville was home to Stuttgart American High School, which...

 on the edge of town, large enough to have its own American high school. The land was returned to Germany in 1994.

On 27 September 2008, the first 12 Stolpersteine
Stolperstein is the German word for "stumbling block", "obstacle", or "something in the way". The artist Gunter Demnig has given this word a new meaning, that of a small, cobblestone-sized memorial for a single victim of Nazism...

 were laid in Ludwigsburg. They are part of a project by artist Gunter Demnig
Gunter Demnig
Gunter Demnig is a German artist. He is best known for his "Stolperstein" memorials to the victims of Nazi persecution and oppression in Nazi Germany.- Biography :...

 to memorialize individuals who perished under Nazi persecution. Demnig was back in Ludwigsburg on 7 October 2009 to install more Stolpersteine.

Business and industry

The North-South Powerline
North-South Powerline
The North–South Powerline, or Nord–Süd-Leitung, is the world's oldest interconnection for electric current. It was built between 1924 and 1929 by RWE AG, to transport electricity produced in the hydro-electric power plants in Vorarlberg, Austria and the southern Black Forest to the Ruhr...

, includes a large transformer station Ludwigsburg-Hoheneck, built in 1926, which still exists today. It is a central junction in the power lines of Baden-Württemberg to this day.

On 5 October 1957, the first 380kV-powerline in Germany between the transformer station Ludwigsburg-Hoheneck and Rommerskirchen went into service.

Local businesses

  • GdF Wüstenrot
    Wüstenrot Tower
    The Wüstenrot Tower is the central office building of GdF Wüstenrot, a well known German building and loan association, in Ludwigsburg. It was designed by architect Prof. Ludwig Kresse in Stuttgart...

    , building and loan association
  • Beru AG, automotive supplier
  • Getrag
    Getrag is a leading manufacturer of automobile manual transmissions. The company was founded on 1 May 1935, in Ludwigsburg, Germany, by Hermann Hagenmeyer; as the Getriebe und Zahnradfabrik Hermann Hagenmeyer GmbH & Cie KG...

     GmbH, automotive supplier
  • Mann+Hummel
    The MANN+HUMMEL Group was established in Ludwigsburg, in southwest Germany in 1941. The Stuttgart area is home to many important automotive companies. It is related in its head office location and products to-Function:...

    , manufacturer of automotive filtration products
  • Kreissparkasse Ludwigsburg, bank
  • Volksbank Ludwigsburg, bank

City government

The town council has 40 members. The last local election was on 7 June 2009. The voter participation was 45.35%. The results of the election were:
Party Seats %
Christian Democratic Union (Germany)
The Christian Democratic Union of Germany is a Christian democratic and conservative political party in Germany. It is regarded as on the centre-right of the German political spectrum...

10 24.80%
Social Democratic Party of Germany
The Social Democratic Party of Germany is a social-democratic political party in Germany...

8 18.73%
Freie Wähler
Free Voters
Free Voters is a German concept in which an association of persons participates in an election without having the status of a registered political party. Usually it is a locally organized group of voters in the form of a registered association . In most cases, Free Voters are active only at the...

7 17.82%
The Greens
Alliance '90/The Greens
Alliance '90/The Greens is a green political party in Germany, formed from the merger of the German Green Party and Alliance 90 in 1993. Its leaders are Claudia Roth and Cem Özdemir...

7 17.48%
Free Democratic Party (Germany)
The Free Democratic Party , abbreviated to FDP, is a centre-right classical liberal political party in Germany. It is led by Philipp Rösler and currently serves as the junior coalition partner to the Union in the German federal government...

4 9.79%
LUBU 2 5.32%
Die Linke
The Left (Germany)
The Left , also commonly referred to as the Left Party , is a democratic socialist political party in Germany. The Left is the most left-wing party of the five represented in the Bundestag....

1 3.66%
REP  1 2.41%

Coat of arms

The Coat of Arms is blue with an angular red flagpole and golden banner depicting a large black eagle with red beak and talons.

The city banner is black and yellow and was introduced in 1750.

Public institutions

In 1966, the Pädagogische Hochschule, a teaching college, and the "Staatliche Sportschule Ludwigsburg" (State Sports School) were opened. In 1991, the national film school Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg was established in Ludwigsburg, which won several national and international awards.

Other educational institutions


Ludwigsburg has six teams in the top level of professional sports. They are EnBW Ludwigsburg
EnBW Ludwigsburg
EnBW Ludwigsburg is a basketball club based in Ludwigsburg, Germany that plays in the Basketball Bundesliga. Their home arena is Arena Ludwigsburg starting in 2009, after moving from Rundsporthalle Ludwigsburg.- Season by season :-Roster 2010–2011:...

 (Basketball), both formations A and B of the dance team (1. Tanzclub Ludwigsburg),
the Latin-formation
Formation dance
Formation dance is a style of ballroom dancing. It is pattern or shadow team dancing by couples in a formation team. The choreography may be based on a particular dance or a medley of dances...

 (TSC Ludwigsburg), the Hockey-Club Ludwigsburg 1912 e. V. and the riflery team of Ludwigsburg. Additionally there are numerous amateur clubs for various sports.


Ludwigsburg consists of following districts:
  • Innenstadt
  • Weststadt
  • Oststadt
  • Schlösslesfeld
  • Eglosheim
  • Grünbühl
  • Hoheneck, with a therapeutic and thermal bath, opened in 1907
  • Neckarweihingen
  • Oßweil
  • Pflugfelden
  • Poppenweiler

Neighbouring towns

The following towns are neighbouring towns of Ludwigsburg, starting north of the city and going clockwise: Freiberg am Neckar
Freiberg am Neckar
Freiberg am Neckar is a town in the district of Ludwigsburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It is situated on the left bank of the Neckar, 18 km north of Stuttgart, and 4 km north of Ludwigsburg....

, Benningen am Neckar
Benningen am Neckar
Benningen is a municipality in the district of Ludwigsburg in Baden-Württemberg in Germany.- History :By 85 AD, the Neckar-Odenwald line was the frontier of the Roman Empire. The Romans built the Limes Germanicus to secure this border. Along the border they built fortifications in regular...

, Marbach am Neckar
Marbach am Neckar
Marbach am Neckar is a town on the river Neckar in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. The nearest larger cities are Ludwigsburg and Stuttgart ....

, Erdmannhausen
Erdmannhausen is a town in the district of Ludwigsburg in Baden-Württemberg in Germany....

, Affalterbach
Affalterbach is a municipality in the Ludwigsburg in Baden-Württemberg in Southern Germany, near Stuttgart.Affalterbach is known for being the current location of Mercedes-AMG....

, Remseck am Neckar, Kornwestheim
Kornwestheim is a town in the district of Ludwigsburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It is situated about 10 km north of Stuttgart, and 5 km south of Ludwigsburg.-Entertainment:...

, Möglingen
Möglingen is a municipality in the district of Ludwigsburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It is situated 13 km northwest of Stuttgart, and 5 km west of Ludwigsburg....

, Asperg
Asperg is a town in the district of Ludwigsburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It is situated 15 km north of Stuttgart, and 4 km west of Ludwigsburg. The Hohenasperg fortress is situated in Asperg....

 und Tamm
Tamm is a Gemeinde in the district of Ludwigsburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It is situated 6 km northwest of Ludwigsburg, 4 km south of Bietigheim-Bissingen, and approx. 17 km north of Stuttgart's city center...


Population growth

class="wikitable"> Year Population
1718 600
1726 2,442
1774 11,607
1803 5,248
December 3, 1843 ¹ 10,726
December 1, 1871 ¹ 11,785
December 1, 1875 ¹ 13,800
December 1, 1880 ¹ 14,700
December 1, 1885 ¹ 16,187
December 1, 1890 ¹ 17,418
December 2, 1895 ¹ 19,311
December 1, 1900 ¹ 19,436
class="wikitable"> Year Population December 1, 1905 ¹ 22,585 December 1, 1910 ¹ 24,926 December 1, 1916 ¹ 19,377 December 5, 1917 ¹ 19,206 October 8, 1919 ¹ 23,303 June 16, 1925 ¹ 28,861 June 16, 1933 ¹ 34,135 May 17, 1939 ¹ 43,505 December 31, 1945 38,804 October 29, 1946 ¹ 49,635 September 13, 1950 ¹ 58,489 September 25, 1956 ¹ 69,535 class="wikitable"> Year Population June 6, 1961 ¹ 73,512 December 31, 1965 76,555 May 27, 1970 ¹ 78,019 December 31, 1975 83,622 December 31, 1980 81,589 December 31, 1985 76,973 May 25, 1987 ¹ 78,884 December 31, 1990 82,343 December 31, 1995 86,810 December 31, 2000 86,897 December 31, 2005 87,673 June 30, 2006 87,295
¹ Population census

Notable people

Karl Eugen, Duke of Württemberg, enrolled the young Friedrich Schiller
Friedrich Schiller
Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller was a German poet, philosopher, historian, and playwright. During the last seventeen years of his life , Schiller struck up a productive, if complicated, friendship with already famous and influential Johann Wolfgang von Goethe...

 in the Karlsschule Stuttgart
Karlsschule Stuttgart
Hohe Karlsschule was the strict military academy founded by Karl Eugen, Duke of Württemberg in Stuttgart, Germany.Politically the duke was quite unimportant and with this school he wanted to enhance his prestige. In 1770, it was moved to Castle Solitude, and in 1775 into the city...

 (an elite military academy he had founded) in 1773, where Schiller eventually studied medicine. The Duke was very demanding of his students, and Schiller's childhood was a lonely and unhappy one, but he was greatly enriched by the excellent education he received. It was there that he wrote his first play, Die Räuber
Die Räuber
The Robbers was the first drama by German playwright Friedrich Schiller. The play was published in 1781 and premiered on January 13, 1782 in Mannheim, Germany. It was written towards the end of the German Sturm und Drang movement and has been considered by many critics, such as Peter Brooks, to...

("The Robbers"), about a group of naïve revolutionaries and their tragic failure.

Leopold Mozart
Leopold Mozart
Johann Georg Leopold Mozart was a German composer, conductor, teacher, and violinist. Mozart is best known today as the father and teacher of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and for his violin textbook Versuch einer gründlichen Violinschule.-Childhood and student years:He was born in Augsburg, son of...

 visited Württemberg with his son, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart , baptismal name Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart , was a prolific and influential composer of the Classical era. He composed over 600 works, many acknowledged as pinnacles of symphonic, concertante, chamber, piano, operatic, and choral music...

 in July 1763 and said, "Ludwigsburg is a very special town."

Present and former residents of Ludwigsburg

  • Ilse Koch
    Ilse Koch
    Ilse Koch, née Köhler , was the wife of Karl-Otto Koch, commandant of the Nazi concentration camps Buchenwald from 1937 to 1941, and Majdanek from 1941 to 1943...

    , the wife of Karl Koch
    Karl Koch
    Karl Koch is the name of:* Carl Koch , also spelled Karl Koch, German film director, writer* Carl Koch , American architect* Karl Koch , German botanist...

    , the commandant of the concentration camps Buchenwald from 1937 to 1941 and Majdanek
    Majdanek was a German Nazi concentration camp on the outskirts of Lublin, Poland, established during the German Nazi occupation of Poland. The camp operated from October 1, 1941 until July 22, 1944, when it was captured nearly intact by the advancing Soviet Red Army...

     from 1941 to 1943.
  • Horst Köhler
    Horst Köhler
    Horst Köhler is a German politician of the Christian Democratic Union. He was President of Germany from 2004 to 2010. As the candidate of the two Christian Democratic sister parties, the CDU and the CSU, and the liberal FDP, Köhler was elected to his first five-year term by the Federal Assembly on...

    , former Federal President of Germany and previous managing director of the International Monetary Fund
    International Monetary Fund
    The International Monetary Fund is an organization of 187 countries, working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world...

     (IMF) grew up in Ludwigsburg.
  • Hans Scholl
    Hans Scholl
    Hans Fritz Scholl was a founding member of the White Rose resistance movement in Nazi Germany.-Biography:...

    , student and member of the Nazi resistance group, the White Rose
    White Rose
    The White Rose was a non-violent/intellectual resistance group in Nazi Germany, consisting of students from the University of Munich and their philosophy professor...

    , executed by the Nazis
  • Sophie Scholl
    Sophie Scholl
    Sophia Magdalena Scholl was a German student, active within the White Rose non-violent resistance group in Nazi Germany. She was convicted of high treason after having been found distributing anti-war leaflets at the University of Munich with her brother Hans...

    , student and member of the Nazi resistance group, the White Rose
    White Rose
    The White Rose was a non-violent/intellectual resistance group in Nazi Germany, consisting of students from the University of Munich and their philosophy professor...

    , executed by the Nazis
  • Friedrich Silcher
    Friedrich Silcher
    Phillipp Friedrich Silcher , was a German composer, mainly known for his lieder , and an important folksong collector.-Life:...

     wrote music in Ludwigsburg
  • Carl Maria von Weber
    Carl Maria von Weber
    Carl Maria Friedrich Ernst von Weber was a German composer, conductor, pianist, guitarist and critic, one of the first significant composers of the Romantic school....

     wrote music in Ludwigsburg.

People born in Ludwigsburg

  • Charles Pfizer
    Charles Pfizer
    Charles Pfizer was a German chemist who immigrated to the United States in the early 1840s and founded the Pfizer Inc. pharmaceutical company in 1849 as Charles Pfizer & Co. He remained at its head until 1900, when the company was incorporated and Charles Pfizer, Jr. became its first president....

     (1824–1906), chemist and founder of Pfizer Inc.
  • Wilhelm Groener
    Wilhelm Groener
    Karl Eduard Wilhelm Groener was a German soldier and politician.-Biography:He was born in Ludwigsburg in the Kingdom of Württemberg, the son of a regimental paymaster. He entered the Württemberg Army in 1884, and attended the War Academy from 1893 to 1897, whereupon he was appointed to the General...

      (1867–1939), soldier and politician
  • Caesar von Hofacker
    Caesar von Hofacker
    Caesar von Hofacker was a German Lieutenant Colonel and member of the 20 July plot against Adolf Hitler....

     (1896–1944), soldier and Nazi resistance member, hanged for treason
  • Eduard von Kallee
    Eduard von Kallee
    Eduard von Kallee was a German Major General und archaeologist.-Biography:...

     (1818–1888), general, painter und archaeologist
  • Richard Kallee
    Richard Kallee
    Richard Kallee was a German Protestant pastor.-Life and work:On 7 October 1877 Richard Kallee was ordained in the church of Böblingen and worked then at the parishes of Willsbach, Michelbach am Wald and of the Collegiate Church of Oehringen...

     (1854–1933), pastor of Stuttgart-Feuerbach
    Feuerbach is a district of the city of Stuttgart. Its name is derived from the small river of the same name that flows from the neighbouring district of Botnang through Feuerbach...

  • Justinus Kerner
    Justinus Kerner
    Justinus Andreas Christian Kerner was a German poet and medical writer.-Life:He was born at Ludwigsburg in Württemberg...

     (1786–1862), writer and physician
  • Eduard Mörike
    Eduard Mörike
    Eduard Friedrich Mörike was a German Romantic poet.-Biography:Mörike was born in Ludwigsburg. His father was Karl Friedrich Mörike , a district medical councilor; his mother was Charlotte Bayer...

     (1804–1874), poet and theologian
  • Karl Ludwig von Phull
    Karl Ludwig von Phull
    Karl Ludwig von Phull was a German general in the service of the Kingdom of Prussia and the Russian Empire. Phull served as Chief of the General Staff of King Frederick William III of Prussia in the Battle of Jena-Auerstedt...

     (1757–1826), general
  • Christian Friedrich Daniel Schubart
    Christian Friedrich Daniel Schubart
    Christian Friedrich Daniel Schubart , was a German poet, born at Obersontheim in Swabia.He entered the university of Erlangen in 1758 as a student of theology. He led a dissolute life, and after two years' stay was summoned home by his parents...

     (1739–1791), poet
  • Tony Schumacher (1848–1931), author of children's books
  • David Friedrich Strauß (1808–1874), theologian and writer
  • Albert Veiel
    Albert Veiel
    Albert Friedrich Veiel was a German dermatologist who was a native of Ludwigsburg.He studied at the Universities of Tübingen and Paris, and in 1829 earned his medical doctorate. In 1837 at Cannstatt he founded the first in-patient dermatological clinic in Germany...

     (1806–1874), dermatologist
  • Friedrich Theodor Vischer
    Friedrich Theodor Vischer
    Friedrich Theodor Vischer was a German writer on the philosophy of art.Born at Ludwigsburg as the son of a clergyman, Vischer was educated at Tübinger Stift, and began life in his father's profession...

     (1807–1887), theologian, professor, and politician
  • Reinhard von Werneck
    Reinhard von Werneck
    Reinhard Freiherr von Werneck was the successor of Benjamin Thompson in the management of the English Garden in Munich...

     (1757–1842), soldier and director of Munich
    Munich The city's motto is "" . Before 2006, it was "Weltstadt mit Herz" . Its native name, , is derived from the Old High German Munichen, meaning "by the monks' place". The city's name derives from the monks of the Benedictine order who founded the city; hence the monk depicted on the city's coat...

    's Englischer Garten
  • Hugo Sperrle  (1885- 1953), German field marshal of the Luftwaffe during World War II.

Twin towns (sister cities)

Ludwigsburg is twinned
Town twinning
Twin towns and sister cities are two of many terms used to describe the cooperative agreements between towns, cities, and even counties in geographically and politically distinct areas to promote cultural and commercial ties.- Terminology :...

Montbéliard is a city in the Doubs department in the Franche-Comté region in eastern France. It is one of the two subprefectures of the department.-History:...

, France
The French Republic , The French Republic , The French Republic , (commonly known as France , is a unitary semi-presidential republic in Western Europe with several overseas territories and islands located on other continents and in the Indian, Pacific, and Atlantic oceans. Metropolitan France...

, since 1950 Caerphilly
Caerphilly is a town in the county borough of Caerphilly, south Wales, located at the southern end of the Rhymney Valley, with a population of approximately 31,000. It is a commuter town of Cardiff and Newport, which are located some 7.5 miles and 12 miles away, respectively...

, United Kingdom
United Kingdom
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern IrelandIn the United Kingdom and Dependencies, other languages have been officially recognised as legitimate autochthonous languages under the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages...

, since 1960 Eupatoria
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, Ukraine
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, since 1990 Saint Charles, Missouri
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, USA, since 1995

Further reading

  • Andrea Hahn: Ludwigsburg, Stationen einer Stadt, Andreas Hackenberg Verlag, Ludwigsburg 2004, ISBN 3-937280-02-2
  • Gernot von Hahn, Friedhelm Horn: Ludwigsburg, Stadt der Schlösser und Gärten, Medien-Verlag Schubert, Stuttgart 1998, ISBN 3-929229-55-2
  • Bruno Hahnemann: Ludwigsburg. Stadt - Schlösser - Blühendes Barock, Verlag Ungeheuer + Ulmer, Ludwigsburg 1979
  • on the sidelines, Frederick Forsyth: The Odessa File (ISBN 0-553-27198-9)

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