'The more you try to elude hard work, the more difficult it becomes to actually get through life. Life is all about working hard, and those who can't grasp that reality can seldom achieve much of note.'
Baron Ludwig, the man after whose name the city of Ludwigsburg is named, thus wrote of the importance of hard work and ethics in his famous journals.
While the baron himself wouldn't have had to work too hard for much in his life, it is quite astonishing how his views on working hard have evolved. Despite being a royalty himself, he seems to have nailed the essence of fruitful life quite easily.
Ludwigsburg holds that essence very perceptibly. Located just north of Stuttgart, Ludwigsburg is one of those destinations that are easily lost on travelers, for the lack of exposure, if not anything else. But in all sincerity, it has to be mentioned here that the tourism potential that Ludwigsburg possesses deserves a lot more attention than it presently seems to have been blessed with.
With that intention at our disposal, we are thrilled to offer this fact-check of sorts about Ludwigsburg hotels and everything else you need to know before actually setting off on a journey to this beautiful place replete with historical sites and wonderful scenery.
Looking for Budget Hotels in Ludwigsburg?
If you are looking for cheap hotels in and around Ludwigsburg, there are a few things, more of ground realities, really, that you will be better off knowing about beforehand. For starters, travelers and tourists should keep in mind that Germany is among the most expensive countries in the whole of Europe, meaning that it's not always rainbows and butterflies, as far as budget of tourists is concerned.
So, with that thing established, we can safely say that to compare cheap hotels in Ludwigsburg, we need to have a special yardstick. Hence, we would rather be happy to keep these comparisons for tourists to undertake themselves, and just offer our insight into what we think are relatively budget hotels in Ludwigsburg.
NH Ludwigsburg seems to top the tables in this category, purely based on its positive reputation in the hotel markets. It has got a great building that is equipped with all the basic facilities that are required to make guests' stay comfortable and cosy. Add to it a great location and courteous staff and you have a recipe for a truly good hotel!
Next up, we will be listing a rather hidden gem in this category. Hotel Nestor Ludwigsburg is known only to travelers who travel to Ludwigsburg often for work/leisure. It is a sort of safe haven for businessmen and work-travelers because of its central location and proximity to the train station. Prices start from $90 per night, not really cheap, we are aware. But this is the best deal you can expect in a city like Ludwigsburg.
Luxury Hotels and Resorts in Ludwigsburg
At the other end of the scale, we have luxury resorts that are extravagantly priced and even more extravagantly lavish. Staying at one of such Ludwigsburg hotels automatically puts your overall stay experience a notch or two higher than what you would otherwise have anticipated. Excellent and world-class amenities are usually topped off with free sightseeing tours and travel assistance, resulting into a truly all-round stay that guests can cherish on their way back home.
Schlosshotel Ludwigsburg is perhaps the only one that stands out from the rest of the options available in this category. Schlosshotel is a reputed German chain of resorts that are found in every major city here, and thus, it would be a safe bet to just go ahead and book this one for your upcoming trip to Ludwigsburg!
Sightseeing in Ludwigsburg: Must See Places
Ludwigsburg is a typical German tourism destination where a perfect blend of history, art and culture creates a distinctive appeal that attracts many tourists all year round. But before you actually set a foot in this beautiful city, you need to know what you are signing up for!
The most famous site in Ludwigsburg, and it should go without saying, is the Ludwigsburg Castle. It is an 18th century castle-palace built by Baron Ludwig for his and his family's residential purposes. It would certainly remind tourists of the more famed counterpart in Versailles, France. While not as magnificent as the latter, Ludwigsburg Castle still ranks among the best and the largest castles in the country, making a trip to its premises a somewhat mandatory thing for tourists. The castle provides well-rounded guided tours for visitors, while a specially-designed museum detailing interesting facts about the castle and the city keeps all the young and young-adult visitors transfixed.
The gardens of the castle are worth a mention here, too. Nightly displays of attractive light and laser shows further make sure that you won't be leaving the premises of the castle before it's late into the night!
Apart from this castle, a variety of museums, art galleries, local markets (Christmas market in the old town of Ludwigsburg is quite famous), shopping centers, opera theaters and quintessentially German bars and restaurants mean that Ludwigsburg will keep you on your toes for the entire duration of your stay!
Hotels Near Ludwigsburg Airport
Ludwigsburg, unfortunately, does not have a dedicated airport. The nearest airport is Stuttgart Int. Airport (at about 50 km from the city). Because of this fact, the whole exercise of finding hotels in Ludwigsburg that are closer to the airport becomes uncalled for. You can, however, find good lodging options near the train station.
Best Time to Visit Ludwigsburg
The best time to visit Ludwigsburg is arguably the height of summer. This is when the city is at its most presentable, with sun shining brightly and the spirits flowing high.
But summer, as one can imagine, also makes things uncomfortable in terms of economy of it all. To avoid that, tourists can visit Ludwigsburg in late spring (April) or late summer (July and August).