Started as a hunting lodge in 1724, Ludwigslust was made capital of the Duchy of Mecklenburg-Schwerin by Duke Friederich in 1765. By 1776, the new palace was completed, in an amalgam of Baroque and Neoclassical styles. It remained a ducal residence until 1945, and is now houses collections of the Schwerin State Museum.
Opening Hours & Admission
The palace is open all year round, daily from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm (to 5:00 pm from 15 October to 14 April).
Admission is 3.5 € for adults, 2 € for children, students, seniors and concessions, and free for children under 6 years old.
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