Schlossfestspiele Ludwigsburg
A new concert on the Digital Stage

Inspired by Shel Silverstein’s famous book »The Giving Tree,« the Rothko String Quartet has nature conduct a trial against humanity in the concert of the same name. As both plaintiff and defendant in one, the quartet presents music from the Renaissance to the present, penned purely by women composers. In it, the voices of gardens, forests, seas, and animals rise up.

Listen now to the entire concert in our series »nachgehört« on our Digital Stage.

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Festival Sounds 2023
Listen to our Playlist

Concert experiences are not only a nice Christmas gift for your loved ones, but often also a surprise for yourself. for oneself. For all those who are already curious about the concerts we prepared a playlist on our digital stage that invites you to get in the mood for the Schlossfestspiele during Advent.

Our little musical glimpse through the curtain will hopefully will hopefully sweeten the waiting time until the curtain rises for the concerts

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Experience concert highlights of our season 2022

While we are already in the middle of the preparations for the 2023 festival season, we still want to provide you with exceptional concert experiences: On our digital stage, every month you will find a new video from our »nachgehört« series, which will bring the special atmosphere of the Ordenssaal to your home.

The series kicks off with a performance by the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Claude Vivier. With melancholic pieces, the musicians thrilled us in May. We hope you will enjoy the concert at home or on the road.

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Ludwigsburg Festival as a gift
Christmas market stand on November 24

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Visit us today at the Ludwigsburg Christmas Market and give the gift of the Palace Festival: Today, Thursday, 24. November , you can buy tickets at booth 304 (next to the Protestant City Church) for Ludwigsburg Castle Festival and other Christmas surprises for yourself or as a gift, as well as take part in a prize draw. On offer are, for example, the special subscription «Christmas Package«, which includes the «Fest Spiel Overture.« Schubert’s »Winterreise« with baritone Benjamin Appl, and the «Monrepos Open Air« (available only until December 23, 2022). December 2022), as well as the popular elective subscription (from three events) or value vouchers in any amount. Let us advise you and give unforgettable festival moments!

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Exhibition in the Franck-Areal
Saved for the future

[This text has been translated electronically] What is worth preserving? What is forward-looking and what should Ludwigsburg take with it into its future? With these questions, artists Thomas Rustemeyer, Bruno Jacoby and Julian Warner invite Ludwigsburg residents to collect objects, ideas, melodies or anecdotes for a »memory of the future« as part of the ÜBER:MORGEN festival. In the course of the exhibition, the urban society fills the memory with personal answers to questions about the future and creates a communal and walk-in show depot.

Social observations also give rise to the art of Brad Hwang, who has been a resident artist at the Schlossfestspiele several times. The artist and sculptor creates mechanical and social sculptures – in the spirit of Joseph Beuys – from everyday objects and materials, which he breathes new life into, as well as installations that invite participation and encounters.

In 2021, he constructed a hugging machine with a mobile loom. From the encounters of Ludwigsburg*innen with the artist in the middle of the city, a social sculpture in the form of a woven piece was created from old gauze bandages, documenting the history of his experiences on site – as a woven recording of the passage of time. With this collective artwork, we contribute to the »Memory of the Future« as a celebration of the arts, democracy and sustainability.

The exhibition grows with your personal objects. Until October 15, you can bring your own things and learn what other Ludwigsburg* residents consider important for the future of the city. All information and opening hours can be found on the website of the city of Ludwigsburg.

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Season highlights 2023
Presale underway

We have lifted the curtain a little and are pleased to present to you eleven highlights of our upcoming festival season. In doing so, we span the arc from our glamorous opening concert with violinist Diana Tishchenko to the American-intoned to the American-intoned »Monrepos Open Air« with the »Symphonic Dances« from West Side Story. You can look forward to charismatic soloists, chamber-musical border crossings chamber music, baroque pearls and electrifying dance. Here you can Here you can take a look at the festival highlights, which include Lisa Batiashvili, Lars Eidinger, Benjamin Appl and the Collegium Vocale Gent. All of these events are already on presale.

Subscribe also to our newsletter to stay up to date. We look forward to seeing you again soon at the Ludwigsburg Schlossfestspiele 2023!

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Monrepos Open Air
Important Notes for your visit

 We look forward to welcoming you to the Monrepos Open Air on July 16 and to celebrate the end of the festival season of 2022 with you. In the following section we have compiled the most important information:

Arrival Monrepos Open Air

From the S-Bahn stops Favoritepark and Freiberg as well as from Ludwigsburg train station (bus platform 18) free shuttle buses will run.

The P+R parking lot on Reuteallee is available free of charge, as well as the parking spaces at the University of Education and the adjacent schools (P1 – P3).  Free shuttle buses run from the Pädagogische Hochschule bus stop. Parking on the Bärenwiese in Ludwigsburg’s city center (Friedrich-Ebert-Straße) is also city center (Friedrich-Ebert-Straße) is possible. At the bus stop at the Forum at the Schlosspark is also served by free shuttle buses. Fee-paying parking spaces (5,- €) are available in dry weather directly opposite the entrance to the to the Seeschloss Monrepos on the L1138 (P4). The shuttle buses run from each of the above-mentioned bus stops between 17:30 and 20:45 to the open-air grounds and and back again after the concert from 11:30 pm to 0:30 am.


The box office opens at 5 p.m., admission to the open-air site begins at 6 pm.

For security reasons it is NOT allowed to bring the following items: all means of transportation with wheels (this includes all sizes of ladder trucks, bike trailers, pull suitcases, shopping or folding trolleys, folding carts), beer table sets, paperhanging tables and garden tables, garden chairs and plastic chairs that cannot be folded up pavilion tents, sun umbrellas and umbrellas, open fires, pyrotechnical objects, gas burners, barbecue and fondue equipment, garden torches, flame bowls, Candlesticks and candles, dogs and other animals, and drones.

Permitted are: foldable camping camping tables and chairs as well as tea lights

Food & Drink

The Schlosshotel Monrepos offers food and drinks that can be consumed in the catering area. Self may only be consumed in the picnic area.

Further questions about Monrepos Open Air are answered in our FAQ.

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Anna Prohaska, Voces Suaves & Gaechinger Cantorey
The tenth festival week at a glance
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«The Dying Swans Project« was awarded the Mario Pasi Prize 2021

[This text has been translated electronically] »The Dying Swans Project«, our co-production with Gauthier Dance, was awarded by the leading Italian dance magazine Danza & Danza with the Mario Pasi Award, a special prize for the international international promotion of dance culture. The innovative concept with video and live art convinced the jury of seven. jury. We are very happy and congratulate the team of »The Dying Swans Project«. Swans Project«. The 16 extraordinary video choreographies by »The Dying Swans Project« are still available on our Digital Stage.

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Music, art installation and dance
Ludwigsburg Festival in autumn

[This text has been translated electronically] A triad of music, art installation and dance: The Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch has created the legendary choreography »Kontakthof« to Ludwigsburg. The German premiere of the revival took place on 6 October. You can find exciting background information in this interview . Until October 10,«Voices from Belarus« offered an artistic podium to the voices of the Belarusian resistance at the Karlskaserne art center. On October 2, the STEGREIF.orchester performed in the Schiller city of Marbach. Look forward to the coming season from 5 May to 17 July 2022!

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