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 onwards through a one-off grant

- Fest Spiel Ouvertüre

- Kopatchinskaja Les Adieux

- Dido and Aeneas

- Pina Bausch Sacre

- Human Requiem Brahms

- Die Unvollendete Revolution

- Jan Lisiecki Beethoven

- Wooster Group B-Side

- Prohaska Emcke LaFolia

- Missa Solemnis Beethoven

The Ruprecht Foundation supports the following projects in 2022

​- Ermäßigte Karten für Festspielgäste in Ausbildung

- Spoken Moments Poetry

- H-Moll Messe Bach

- The 3rd Box

The Wüstenrot Foundation supports the following projects in 2021

- Kopatchinskaja Les Adieux

- Kronos for Future

- Mandel Ring Quartett

- Jan Lisiecki Beethoven

- Gold Berg Bach

- Ensemble Continuum Orfeo

- Purcell Mendelssohn Mayer

The Heidehof Foundation supports the following projects in 2022

- Generation Zukunft Musik

The Foundation for Art, Culture and Education of the KSK Ludwigsburg supports the following projects in 2022

- Faust Gabetta Bezuidenhout

- L’arte mondo Oberlinger

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 2022

- Generation Zukunft Musik

- Rothko String Quartet

- Frei Luft Musik

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