Institutional sponsors

The financing of the Ludwigsburg Festival is secured on the basis of institutional funding from the city, state and municipalities with substantial grants. Thanks to our regional partners such as the district of Ludwigsburg, the cities and municipalities of Bietigheim-Bissingen, Haigerloch, Tamm, Wertheim and Wolfegg, the Ludwigsburg Festival has an impact far beyond the borders of the city and are a festival for the state of Baden-Württemberg.

The Ludwigsburg Festival receives further financial support from private sources, including foundations, the Board of Trustees and the Freundeskreis. Numerous partnerships with companies – which have existed for many years – form a supporting pillar and are the basis of the private commitment.

Starting in 2021, the federal government will support the Ludwigsburg Festival for three years with a one-time grant from funds provided by the Minister of State for Culture and Media to promote a programmatic realignment of the festival and its exemplary commitment to the arts, democracy, and sustainability.


Funding by the federal government through a one-time grant

- Fest Spiel Ouvertüre

- Generation Zukunft Musik

- Babylon Orchestra Echoes

- 17 Ziele Camp

- Israel Galván Sacre

- Pina Bausch Vollmond

- Azmeh Brooklyn Rider

- H-Moll Messe Bach

- Benjamin Appl Residenz

- Vision String Quartet

The Ruprecht Foundation supports the following projects in 2023

​- Discounted Tickets for Festspielgäste in Ausbildung

- Fest Spiel Ouvertüre

- Monrepos Open Air

The Wüstenrot Foundation supports the following projects in 2023

- Lisa Batiashvili Citylights

- Israel Galván Sacre

- David Fray Bach

- Hannigan Strauss Poulenc

- Carlo Vistoli Vivaldi

- Alexandre Kantorow Klavier

- Herreweghe Collegium Vocale

The Heidehof Foundation supports the following projects in 2023

- Mini Mal Mut

The Foundation for Art, Culture and Education of the KSK Ludwigsburg supports the following projects in 2023

- Benjamin Appl Residenz

The Baden-Württemberg Stiftung will fund the following projects in 2023

- Hannigan Strauss Poulenc

The Berthold Leibinger Stiftung sponsors the Ludwigsburg Festival in 2023

Freundeskreis (Friends)

The friends of the Ludwigsburg Festival do exist for over 20 years. The members support the »Baden-Württemberg International Festival« and the mission of mixing diverse cultural and artistic positions.

The friends support securing and realising the extraordinary and groundbreaking program through their ideological and financial commitment. They contribute to the very popular »Frei Luft Musik« concert series every Friday from May to July on the market square – free of charge for all visitors. Their great financial backing helped us realise our festival centre's flexible seating last year. In the centre of the Residence Palace, festival guests could enjoy the performances transmitted or given in the open air. Another significant engagement of our Friends consists in providing young people access to art and music.


The arts impact convinces the friends to commit to the Ludwigsburg Festival and its program. Members enjoy a unique proximity to the Festival, receive preferential treatment when purchasing tickets, receive personal presentations of the program and meet members of the Festival. As ambassadors and multipliers, the Friends share their enthusiasm for the arts, people and encounters.

Board of Directors

Prof. Dr. Ralf Kitzberger (Chairman)

Stefanie Knecht

Michael Finkbeiner

Dr. Gert Fiesel

Jochen Haller


Freundeskreis der Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele e.V.

Marstallstraße 5, 71634 Ludwigsburg, Germany

Telephone +49 (0)7141 939 670

The Circle of Friends supports the following projects in 2023

- Frei Luft Musik

- Generation Zukunft Musik

- Mini Mal Mut

- David Fray Bach

Ich möchte Mitglied im Freundeskreis der Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele werden

Ich bemächtige den Freundeskreis der Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele e.V. (Gläubiger-Identifikationsnummer: DE56 ZZZ0 0000 3485 49) meinen jährlichen Mitgliedsbeitrag von meinem Konto mittels Lastschrift einzuziehen.

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Your support

In addition to foundations, the Board of Trustees, the Freundeskreis e.V., and sponsors, many silent donors greatly support the Festival, especially in 2020. Lots have followed our call #ichwillkeingeldzurueck and donated the value of their purchased tickets.


If you also want to support the Ludwigsburg Festival, you have the opportunity to donate. Monetary donations to a non-profit organization are claimable in your tax return. For donations of up to three hundred euros, this is even possible without an official donation receipt. In this case, please send us your complete address. The donation receipt will then be sent to you automatically by mail.

Donations by bank transfer

Kreissparkasse Ludwigsburg


IBAN DE93 6045 0050 0000 0337 78

Do you have any questions?

Feel free to contact

Raffaela von Salis