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I'm looking at a possible short (7-night) trip for this Oct-Nov. A few nights in either Frankfurt or Munich to start. I cant find any recent posts on Ludwigsburg (near Stuttgart) and would be interested on any suggestions for Ludwigsburg or environs. I have a family reason for going there, but unsure of time worthiness. Thanks.

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About fifteen years ago, a worthwhile day trip. Three baroque palaces and a decent downtown core, which can all be visited in a long day. The largest palace, Ludwigsburg, has a number of different gardens, and has the inflated moniker of the 'Versailles of Swabia.'

There is a popular pumpkin festival during your time there, though most events take place at weekends:

Never made it into Stuttgart but Tubingen is also a good day trip, if you have the time. The other way, Bad Wimpfen is a fabulous little place and can be combined with the salt mine at Bad Friedrichshall.

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We went to the Baroque Christmas market there this year, and it was lovely. But also nearby is the little town of Bietigheim-Bissingen, and this I can fully recommend! It's a beautiful little town!

This is also wine country, so maybe take that into account.

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Thanks! Bietigheim is also of interest.

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Sorry no info about Ludwigsburg but lots of good memories. When I was a kid I've spent quite a while in Pattonville (US Army housing) near Ludwigsburg with my relatives - aunt German and uncle American.