An Evening Walk Around Ludwigsburg Palace

Seeing Ludwigsburg Palace In Germany for the first time rendered me a bit speechless.

Yes, not something that happens that often, but can you imagine turning a corner and seeing this breathtaking palace. I can imagine it is just as breathtaking in the day, but all lit up at night it is utterly stunning. It reminded me of something out of war and peace. And was one of those moments in life I wanted to run all the way to the door, but had to remain calm and collected and walk in with our wonderful guide Mechthild and Stuart.

An Evening Walk Around Ludwigsburg Palace

An Evening Walk Around Ludwigsburg Palace

I do love a castle or palace, if I am honest the grander the better. I think it’s the imagining what life must have been like being a Grand Dame of Queen than appeals to my imagination and romantic side.

And if you want grand then Ludwigsburg Palace will not disappoint. Initially build for Duke Eberhard Ludwig as a hunting lodge in 1704. However when the palace became his main residence he extended it to 4 wings to make a more impressive square structure. And has remained unharmed throughout history, which is somewhat of a miracle.

What really struck me was how intertwined all of our history and royal families really are. There were paintings and statues of many monarchs from all over Europe dating way back. The history was just astounding and so interesting.

From recent experience I truly believe guided tours are the way forward when visiting such historic sites. Without this tour we would have missed out on so much of its colourful and gripping history.

An Evening Walk Around Ludwigsburg Palace

An Evening Walk Around Ludwigsburg Palace

An Evening Walk Around Ludwigsburg Palace

It was like being part of a period drama

The passion and knowledge that Mechthild had for the palace, made the trip so very special. And its trips and tours like this that make me feel the need to pinch myself to see if I am really experiencing something so surreal. Such as a private guided tour in the dark in a real palace. It was most certainly one of those ‘am I really here moments’.

I imagine Ludwigsburg Palace will take on a whole new appeal in daylight. With the sun shining through those huge windows it will deliver a whole new perspective. However, I am so glad I visited in the dark, the shadows and reflections and silent eeriness gave the palace and different dimension that felt romantic and so very beautiful. You could almost feel the secrets it must have hidden in the shadows. Walking the corridors that so many Dukes, kings and Queens walked, including Napoleon, and our very own Queen. It felt like such an honour, and with every door that opened, a different set of shadows made me gasp, I really was quite giddy to be there.

An Evening Walk Around Ludwigsburg Palace

An Evening Walk Around Ludwigsburg Palace

An Evening Walk Around Ludwigsburg Palace

However I left feeling I have unfinished business with Ludwigsburg Palace, you see as much as I would never ever in a million years change this experience. I so want to see it in the day. To walk the fairy gardens, see the day light shine on the crystal that hangs everywhere.

But if you have only ever seen Ludwigsburg Palace in the day, then you need to see it in the shadows. Trust me you will not be disappointed it is truly special. And if you are visiting Stuttgart then this is one tour and town I would not miss out.

An Evening Walk Around Ludwigsburg Palace

An Evening Walk Around Ludwigsburg Palace

An Evening Walk Around Ludwigsburg Palace

An Evening Walk Around Ludwigsburg Palace

An Evening Walk Around Ludwigsburg Palace

An Evening Walk Around Ludwigsburg Palace

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60 Comments

  1. 5th January 2017 / 10:05 pm

    It’s beautiful Sarah I can see why it took your breath away – gorgeous photos xxx

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      8th January 2017 / 4:16 pm

      Amy it was just stunning I loved my trip there x

  2. 5th January 2017 / 11:30 pm

    Oh my word, this is so beautiful!

    Stevie x

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      8th January 2017 / 4:18 pm

      Ah thanks Stevie it was so beautiful it took my breath away x

  3. 6th January 2017 / 12:40 pm

    It looks like such an amazing place to visit and HOW big!! I always imagine royalty of days gone by living there too and always get caught up in the detail. A tour guide is so important isn’t it? You definitely learn so much more!

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      8th January 2017 / 4:22 pm

      Oh yes you do and our guide was so wonderful Tas it was such a great experience x

  4. 8th January 2017 / 12:24 am

    How beautiful! I get so used to only seeing places by day that it’s great to see them by night too.

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      8th January 2017 / 4:31 pm

      I know Tim it was such a special experience all those gorgeous lights and shadows, the palace took on a whole different perspective x

  5. 8th January 2017 / 12:36 am

    Oh wow! That is stunning! What beautiful photos. It looks a fantastic place to visit…..

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      8th January 2017 / 4:31 pm

      Thanks Kim it is, I cant wait to go back x

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      8th January 2017 / 4:32 pm

      Thanks Fiona it is, I just loved the tour it was incredible x

  6. 8th January 2017 / 8:48 am

    Oh wow – I haven’t heard of this castle before. Neuschwanstein in Bavaria is my favourite #MySundayPhoto

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      8th January 2017 / 4:32 pm

      Thank you Natalie it is such a beautiful Palace x

  7. 8th January 2017 / 9:13 am

    Wow what an amazing looking Palace to visit

    Thank you for linking up

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      8th January 2017 / 4:34 pm

      Thanks Darren it is such a wonderful city, the whole region is, I loved it there x

  8. 8th January 2017 / 10:07 am

    I love a good castle! Love the long hallways and your chandelier pictures do a great job highlighting them.

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      8th January 2017 / 4:34 pm

      Ah thanks so much Brooke, I know there were so many corridors like this, each as beautiful as the next x

  9. 8th January 2017 / 1:36 pm

    Lovely pictures. I particularly like the shots of all the lighting.

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      8th January 2017 / 7:33 pm

      Thanks you, I know I could shop looking at all the gorgeous lights x

  10. 8th January 2017 / 1:38 pm

    It looks like a fantastic place full of grandeur and beauty, I can see why you enjoyed your visit so much. Such lovely photos.

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      8th January 2017 / 7:34 pm

      Anne it is just so incredible it almost makes you feel you are back in time x

  11. 8th January 2017 / 3:21 pm

    That is an extremely beautiful place! Such stunning photos too

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      8th January 2017 / 7:35 pm

      Thank you so much it is very easy in such a beautiful place x

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      8th January 2017 / 7:36 pm

      Mary it is so gorgeous I am sure you would love it, it is almost impossible not to x

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      8th January 2017 / 7:53 pm

      It is an amazing place to visit and tour was so special x

  12. 8th January 2017 / 9:40 pm

    I can totally see why it took your breath away Sarah, what an amazing place to visit. Gorgeous pictures too x

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      9th January 2017 / 8:48 pm

      Ah thanks Tracey, it really is just beautiful x

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      15th January 2017 / 5:05 pm

      Thank you it is just so beautiful x

  13. 12th January 2017 / 5:10 am

    what an absolutely glorious place. lovely photos.

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      15th January 2017 / 5:07 pm

      Thanks so much Sherry, it was x

  14. 16th January 2017 / 7:29 am

    I think my mouth would be hanging wide open the entire time while walking through a place like this! The sheer size is impressive, let alone the ornate decor and architectural designs! I’ve never yet visited a real castle or palace, but I’d love to one day!

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      18th January 2017 / 7:49 pm

      Oh Rachel it is, it totally blew my mind such a wonderful moment x

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      18th January 2017 / 7:49 pm

      Thank you x

  15. 16th January 2017 / 11:07 am

    What an incredible experience – the stautes must have seemed very ghostly at night. Beautiful pictures. #MondayEscapes

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      18th January 2017 / 7:52 pm

      It was quite eerie but so beautiful, they way the light fell was just magical x

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      18th January 2017 / 7:54 pm

      It was a wonderful place to explore I loved it x

  16. 17th January 2017 / 9:34 am

    What a beautiful place and fantastic to have a private tour. Those chandeliers are awesome. I don’t think I’ve ever visited a palace or castle at night. There must be a completely different atmosphere to during the day. I can understand why you’d want to return #MondayEscapes

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      18th January 2017 / 8:00 pm

      I know Claire it was wonderful it felt like such a special treat x

  17. 18th January 2017 / 1:30 pm

    Now that’s a palace! My 17-year-old and I are off to Neuschwanstein for her 18th. To say we are looking forward to it is a serious understatement!

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      18th January 2017 / 8:04 pm

      Oh wow you will love it, have a wonderful time x

  18. 18th January 2017 / 3:34 pm

    I agree with tania – that rally is a palace. I know why you are thinking of heading back there this summer. You saw some fab things. Lovely photos too.

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      18th January 2017 / 8:07 pm

      Yes I did Karen it is a wonderful region x

  19. 18th January 2017 / 9:23 pm

    Wow, that is quite a palace! It’s interesting that it began as a hunting lodge, as did Versailles. The size and opulence is striking. Would love to go visit ourselves!

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      22nd January 2017 / 7:09 pm

      Oh you would love it, it has such an interesting History and I would definitely recommend a tour x

  20. 18th January 2017 / 9:26 pm

    What a place! I completely agree that night time is the best time to visit this palace. Love your photos. #mondayescapes

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      22nd January 2017 / 7:10 pm

      Ah thanks so much Joanne, oh it was so incredible I loved visiting so much x

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      15th March 2017 / 9:14 pm

      Thanks x

  21. 15th March 2017 / 7:27 am

    I’ve been to the Ludwigsburg Palace, but only for the annual Pumpkin Festival they hold, and now I’m sad we didn’t go in! Guess we’ll just need to go back! #CityTripping

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      19th March 2017 / 3:51 pm

      Ooh I bet that is incredible I would love to see it, and yes it is so worth going back for x

  22. 17th March 2017 / 6:54 am

    How beautiful seeing the palace lit up at night. A very impressive building and interesting to get a different perspective at night time. The chandeliers are something else. Guided tours are worth doing! Thanks for linking to #citytripping

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      19th March 2017 / 4:02 pm

      Oh they so are Elizabeth it was such a special tour I just loved it x

  23. 16th June 2017 / 2:09 pm

    I would really love to go on this walk. The Ludwigsburg Palace seems outstanding!

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