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Situated approximately 20 km north of Stuttgart, the capital of Baden-Württemberg, Ludwigsburg with its 85,000 inhabitants is the center of a greater urban district and belongs to the Central Neckar Region. It has both a thriving local industry and important cultural attractions, at a glance at some of its institutions reveals: on the one hand, about 50 industrial plants, and 1200 smaller firms specializing in trades and services; on the other hand, Germany’s largest and best-preserved Baroque palace, a well-known international festival of classical and modern music held annually, its University of Education, three further professional training institutions, and a film academy.

In Marbach, 2 stops away from Ludwigsburg on the suburban train system, is the German Literary Archive, housing important original manuscripts of major German writers and a large research library.

Please find here some impressions of the campus and the environs.

Thanks to its convenient central position in south-west Germany, Ludwigsburg is within relatively easy reach of many interesting places and regions. It is about 2 hours to France (Strasbourg and Alsace) and 4 to Austria and Switzerland. On the doorstep are the Swabian Uplands (the “Alb“) and the Black Forest, both of which offer opportunities for hiking in the summer and ski-ing in the winter. Lake Constance is also not far away. Munich, Frankfurt, and other large cities in central and southern Germany are easily accessible by comfortable Intercity rail-link.

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