It's been on my bucketlist to visit the pumpkin festival at the Ludwigsburg Schloss for a couple years now and I'm so glad we finally got to go! We loaded up in the car and made the almost three hour drive to the city. Founded in the early 18th century, Ludwigsburg today is a place where history and the present meet. Magnificent castles, romantic gardens, bustling shopping streets, and sensational festivals are waiting to be explored. In the past the kings of Württemberg resided here.
The gardens were laid out for the 250th anniversary in 1954, partly following historical plans, but also with new elements based on Baroque designs.
Another palace just across the way.
The pumpkins are grown primarily in the district of Ludwigsburg. About 80% come from the Eisenmann fruit farm near Marbach am Neckar, while roughly 20% are grown by pumpkin producers in the greater Stuttgart region. They also had pumpkins from all over the world on display showing the incredible variety available.
After that it was time to drive to Stuttgart!