The city of Ludwigsburg has many different faces. It's the county seat of local government, has a population of 85,000 in seven suburbs, 50 factories, 1200 craft-oriented and commercial companies and over 2000 wholesale and retail outlets. It's a university town, home to a teachers' training college, a polytech college and the only film academy in the state. But Ludwigsburg is also the city with the biggest and best-preserved baroque palace in all of Germany. It was the residence of the king of Wurttemberg and is called the cradle of Swabian poetry.
In 1704, Ludwigsburg was chosen as the location for a royal summer residence, but under the rule of Duke Eberhard Ludwig this plan quickly expanded and a whole city resulted. It became the city of palaces. The magnificent highlight of Ludwigsburg is the residential palace and not any less attractive are the neighbouring hunting lodge and summer residence called Favorite and the Monrepos lakeside palace.
The unit of currency in Ludwigsburg is the Euro (€), made up of 100 cents.