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Studying in Ludwigsburg

Ludwigsburg offers you 1 degree programme in English at 3 higher education institutions.

Ludwigsburg, located in Baden-Württemberg, is a baroque synthesis of the arts – from the pastel-coloured townhouses to the market square, as well as the baroque churches to the Residential Palace and its extensive park. Even students quickly succumb to the romantic charm. But many also appreciate the convenient size of the town: There is a close togetherness among its students and you will quickly make new friends.

Ludwigsburg has three higher education institutions: the University of Public Administration and Finance, the Ludwigsburg University of Education and the Ludwigsburg Protestant University of Applied Sciences. In addition, there is the Film Academy and the Performing Arts Academy Baden-Württemberg. In total, almost 10,000 students live in town. All of the campuses are easy to reach by public transport - which is good because it can make it easier for you to find a place to rent. Unfortunately, finding a flat or a shared flat in Ludwigsburg is a bit difficult and your rental payment will be quite high due to the proximity to the state capital of Stuttgart. If you are lucky and register early, you might be able to get one of the cheap rooms in the student village or in a student hall of residence.

Being close to Stuttgart also has its upsides: With the S-Bahn, you can be in Stuttgart city centre in just a few minutes. Partying in Stuttgart in the evening is therefore no problem! Of course, you have more options for shopping in Stuttgart, but Ludwigsburg also invites you to stroll through its lively shopping streets. And if you want to relax afterward, choose one of the restaurants, cafés or bars under the arcades on the market square. With a spritz or coffee in hand, you can look over to the historic city church and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere.

Life in Ludwigsburg

94,000 residents

  • High-speed train connections

    Stuttgart train station in 13 km distance

  • International airport

    Stuttgart airport in 24 km distance

  • Coast

    Mediterranean Sea in 450 km distance

  • Mountain range

    Swabian Alb in 40 km distance

  • Other countries

    France in 75 km distance

  • Attractions within 100 km

    • Neckar Valley Cycle Route in close vicinity

    • Monrepos Palace in 3 km distance

3 higher education institutions in Ludwigsburg

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Subject groups of degree programmes in Ludwigsburg

There is a wide range of degree programmes in Ludwigsburg. Here you can see the main subject groups. Currently, degree programmes in Ludwigsburg are mainly offered in the subject group Teaching Degrees, followed by Humanities and Social Sciences and Mathematics, Natural Sciences. Find out more information here about the subject groups and degree programmes offered in Germany.
  • 0

    Agricultural and Forest Sciences

  • 25

    Humanities and Social Sciences

  • 4

    Mathematics, Natural Sciences

  • 0

    Art, Music, Design

  • 3

    Language and Cultural Studies

  • 3

    Medicine, Health Sciences

  • 2

    Economic Sciences, Law

  • 0

    Engineering Sciences

  • 139

    Teaching Degrees

Crowds of people at a festival in front of Ludwigsburg Palace, with a laser show above them in the dark sky

An exciting symbiosis: electronic music against a baroque backdrop

The higher education institutions put on a lot of events: open-air cinema, poetry slams, a literature café and much more!

Ludwigsburg is known as a baroque city and will have you marvel at its architecture - especially the Residential Palace, which you should definitely visit. It is also known as the “German Versailles” and is one of the largest baroque palaces in Europe. But Ludwigsburg has more to offer than just impressive buildings. If you want to exercise to balance out sitting in the library: you can go kayaking, take out an SUP or a canoe on the Neckar. Or you can hike in the Zugwiesen biotope, a large floodplain, and discover rare birds and plants. The terraced vineyards downstream of the Neckar are also quite spectacular. Due to the rugged steep slopes, the wine here is still grown in the traditional way without harvesting machines. The grapes grow well in the sun-drenched landscape around Ludwigsburg, and on a walk through the vines, you can let your gaze wander over the Neckar glistening in the sun and admire the many castle ruins on nearby hills.

The region has a lot to offer, and it's easy to explore by bike. Ludwigsburg is on the Neckar Valley Cycle Route - at 410 km, it's a little too long for a relaxing day trip, but maybe you'll ride up to the barrage and watch ships pass through the lock while you rest your legs. You can also visit Marbach, where the famous German poet Friedrich Schiller was born, or the medieval half-timbered towns of Bietigheim-Bissingen or Besigheim.

What we recommend: visit a so-called Besenwirtschaft to taste the local cuisine. These simple eateries are often not open all year round but offer guaranteed regional specialities at good prices, usually directly from the producer. Maultaschen and Spätzle, for example, are an important part of Swabian cuisine. If you prefer to cook for yourself: Ludwigsburg's farmers market takes place three times a week on the central market square. Here, in the city's most beautiful open-air market, you can find fruit and vegetables, meat and sausage products and much more.

A young woman walks through the city
A young woman walks through the cityJan von Allwörden / DAAD

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