Ludwigslust Castle with reflection in the pond "Karauschen", © SSGK MV / Jörn Lehmann
Museums, Historical Buildings, Castles and Manors, Guided museum excursion

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.

The magnificent baroque palace of Ludwigslust, situated in an extensive park with avenues, cascades, canals and water jumps, is considered the "Versailles of the North". Duke Friedrich of Mecklenburg-Schwerin had it built from 1772 to 1776 according to plans by the court architect Johann Joachim Busch as the centerpiece of the late Baroque town complex of Ludwigslust. The palace was inhabited by the dukes until 1945. As a result, the historically evolved atmosphere was preserved. In March 2016, the east wing of the palace was ceremoniously reopened after extensive restoration.

The heart of the palace is the Golden Hall. Monumental columns, large mirrors, magnificent crystal chandeliers and the restored parquet floor will make it shine in courtly splendor in the future and take you back to past times of magnificent balls and festive concerts. After the Golden Hall, the former Picture Gallery is the most important room in the palace. After the restoration, the gallery can be experienced again in its original purpose with a wealth of paintings by the court painters Matthieu, Findorff, Suhrlandt and Lisiewsky and extraordinary architectural models made of cork.

Furthermore, outstanding works of art of all genres are presented in the place with which they are connected by the two regents Frederick and Frederick Francis I and their wives Luise Friederike and Luise. On almost 3,000 square meters, the visitor experiences art of the highest order, among them including the "painted animal park" (Menagerie series) by French court painter Jean-Baptiste Oudry, busts by master sculptor Jean-Antoine Houdon, Meissen porcelains, Hamburg silver and Kunstkammer objects and ivory works.

Opening hours:

  • Current information: www.mv-schloesser.de/ludwigslust
  • Public tours: Tuesday to Friday: Tue - Fri 2 p.m.
    Saturday, Sunday and holidays: 11.00, 14.00 and 15.00 hrs

Castle Park

  • open all year round*
  • Guided tour of the palace park via APP with audio guide at www.mecklenburg-schwerin.de/ludwigslust

*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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Schloss Ludwigslust

Staatliche Schlösser, Gärten und Kunstsammlungen M-V
Schlossfreiheit 1
19288 Ludwigslust


info@schloss-ludwigslust.de
+49 385 588 41 552
https://www.mv-schloesser.de/de/schloss-ludwigslust/
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Staatliche Schlösser, Gärten und Kunstsammlungen M-V
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Opening hours
Today, May 29, 202410:00 - 18:00 clock
Gültig ab 15. April bis 14. October
Monday closed
Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00 clock
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00 clock
Thursday 10:00 - 18:00 clock
Friday 10:00 - 18:00 clock
Saturday 10:00 - 18:00 clock
Sunday 10:00 - 18:00 clock
Holiday 10:00 - 18:00 clock
Gültig ab 15. October bis 14. April
Monday closed
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Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00 clock
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00 clock
Friday 10:00 - 17:00 clock
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00 clock
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00 clock
Holiday 10:00 - 17:00 clock

Events

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© Foto: Jörn Lehmann

International Museum Day at Ludwigslust Palace

  • Date: 5/19/24
  • Schlossfreiheit, 19288 Ludwigslust

Ludwigslust Palace attracts visitors on International Museum Day with a colorful program for the whole family.

Read more: "International Museum Day at Ludwigslust Palace"

Baroque picnic at Ludwigslust Palace

  • Date: 5/26/24
  • Schlossfreiheit, 19288 Ludwigslust

The Förderverein Schloss Ludwigslust e.V. and the Staatliche Schlösser, Gärten und Kunstsammlungen MV invite you to the Baroque Picnic at Ludwigslust Palace on Sunday, May 26, 2024, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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© Foto: Timma Allrich (c) SSGK M-V

"Two unequal brothers" with the Wicht puppet theater for the Baroque Picnic at Ludwigslust Palace

  • Date: 5/26/24
  • Schlossfreiheit, 19288 Ludwigslust

Puppet theater for children and families

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© Foto: Jörn Lehmann

International Museum Day at Ludwigslust Palace

  • Date: 5/19/24
  • Schlossfreiheit, 19288 Ludwigslust

Ludwigslust Palace attracts visitors on International Museum Day with a colorful program for the whole family.

Read more: "International Museum Day at Ludwigslust Palace"

Baroque picnic at Ludwigslust Palace

  • Date: 5/26/24
  • Schlossfreiheit, 19288 Ludwigslust

The Förderverein Schloss Ludwigslust e.V. and the Staatliche Schlösser, Gärten und Kunstsammlungen MV invite you to the Baroque Picnic at Ludwigslust Palace on Sunday, May 26, 2024, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Read more: "Baroque picnic at Ludwigslust Palace"
© Foto: Timma Allrich (c) SSGK M-V

"Two unequal brothers" with the Wicht puppet theater for the Baroque Picnic at Ludwigslust Palace

  • Date: 5/26/24
  • Schlossfreiheit, 19288 Ludwigslust

Puppet theater for children and families

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© Eckhard Witte

Camping and boat harbor Eldena

  • Am Bootshafen, 19288 Eldena

"Island" of relaxation and tranquility. Round plank café with a magnificent view over the boat harbor. Fishing possibility directly at the pitch or nearby. Large lawn for relaxing and sunbathing. A well-kept green area invites you to look and linger.

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Orangery Ludwigslust

  • Friedrich-Naumann-Allee, 19288 Ludwigslust

The duke's half-timbered orangery, built around 1780, is now a unique event location with its own brewery, just 200 meters from Ludwigslust's baroque palace.

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Hotel Neustadt-Glewe Castle

  • Schlossfreiheit, 19306 Neustadt-Glewe

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  • Alte Burg, 19306 Neustadt-Glewe

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Ludwigslust castle park

  • Temporarily closed
  • Schlossplatz, 19288 Ludwigslust

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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© Tourismusverband Mecklenburg-Schwerin

Ludwigslust castle café

  • Schlossfreiheit, 19288 Ludwigslust

Our cafe is located on the first floor of the beautiful castle. The large terrace offers a great view of the castle park.

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Birkenkamp farm

  • Plüter, 19230 Bresegard bei Picher

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Denissen farm

  • Ludwigsluster Straße, 19288 Wöbbelin

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City Hall Ludwigslust

  • Schloßstraße, 19288 Ludwigslust

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Natureum Ludwigslust

  • Schloßfreiheit, 19288 Ludwigslust

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© Tourismusverband Mecklenburg-Schwerin

Schweizerhaus in Ludwigslust Castle Park

  • Schlossgarten, 19288 Ludwigslust

The bright, thatched half-timbered house in the palace park was built as the summer residence of Duchess Luise at the end of the 18th century in Ludwigslust Palace Park.

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© Gabriele Skorupski

Tines weaving and candle barn

  • Ludwigsluster Straße, 19288 Groß Laasch

If you want to experience how decorative candles are made, the Weaving and Candle Barn in Groß Laasch is just the place for you. Here, Christine Gabler handcrafts pretty light and warmth dispensers that create a cozy atmosphere not only in the cold season.

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die kramserei - many good ideas

  • Platz der Jugend, 19288 Klein Krams

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Hotel City Hamburg

  • Letzte Straße, 19288 Ludwigslust

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© Marty Lenthe

Biosphere shelf in Ludwigslust garden center

  • Friedrich-Naumann-Allee, 19288 Ludwigslust

Would you like to purchase high-quality, handcrafted products from the region? Then visit one of the Biosphere Shelves in the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve River Landscape Elbe MV e.V.! Products of the partners of the biosphere reserve are sold via the shelves. Join in - enjoy a piece of the region!

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