Enjoy your time in Ludwigslust!
A Versailles of the North it should be, what Duke Frederick was built in mid 18th century. It’s not Versailles, but beautiful anyway. In the center of a baroque castle, a magnificent city church, venerable cascade, an eternally welcoming Park, quietly rippling streams, peace and relaxation for the soul.
And right next to the glory of baroque times extends the city. Planned baroque symmetry, homely brick houses, wide avenues lined with linden trees. Strolling along the Schloßstraße becomes an architectural experience. The extensive renovation after 1991 is an impressive success story.
More than 250 years ago Duke Christian Ludwig found here his lust, he built for himself a first small hunting lodge and gave the place its name “Ludwigslust”. In 1756 Duke Frederick, called Friedrich the Pious, got the power of the government and began to relocate his seat of government from Schwerin to Ludwigslust. After elaborate plans by the court architect Johann Joachim Busch his residence was built.Today Ludwigslust is a modern lovely small town, which has the charm of bygone days preserved.
Ludwigslust is a charming host. It has a lot to offer for its residents and guests: fine gastronomy, art and culture, cycling and walking routes and especially clean air and wonderful silence to relax and unwind away from everyday stress.
Ludwigslust characterizes itself through its central location in Mecklenburg. The city is road and railway junction, numerous medium-sized enterprises of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, civil engineering, the food industry and craft and commercial enterprises have settled here.
Ludwigslust offers its residents many services as a mid-sized town, a high quality of life with small-town atmosphere, an individual residential development in the countryside and a good infrastructure.
Ludwigslust has earned regional and national level a great reputation as a cultural city. Take a look at the schedule of events of the city and you will be amazed by the variety of options offered. There are classical music concerts in the castle and church, there are events of the Festspiele Mecklenburg – Western Pomerania and exhibitions. Readings, festivals and urban culture festivals. The Baroque heritage of the city is the mirror of many events. And always a highlight in the schedule of events – the “Little Festival in the Great Park”, a cabaret festival where the castle park is the breathtaking panorama for artists from many nationalities.
Population: 12.500 inhabitants
Location: Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, 35 km south of Schwerin, as a pearl in the “Griesen Region”