On my final day of the weekend in Stuttgart I decided to visit the residential palace and the gardens in Ludwigsburg. My feet hurt a little from getting lost at Baronschlossle, so I put on my tennis shoes and headed out.
I found a nice quiet residential street to park my monster and walked up to the palace.
The palace was HUGE! I walked through the gates and into the courtyard where I was in awe of the magnificence of the baroque style palace.
I wanted to see the gardens that I had read about online, so I started to walk towards the back gate. I had to pay to get in, but it was just me so I gladly paid.
I walked into some gardens and heard some accordion music. How German is that for you?
What follows is the gardens and everything around the area... no words, just beauty!
|Looks a little evil, dunnit?|
|I kinda felt like I was in the raptor cage in Jurassic Park|
After I left these gardens I found the fairy-tale garden. I had so much fun here! There was something to see from all of Grimm's fairy-tales and more!
|There is her blonde braid....|
|She was behind this magic mirror|
|It tells the kids in German what to say to activate the mirror...|
|This is supposed to be the whale that ate Pinocchio... a boat ride would take you into it's mouth (I think), but I think it looks like a fish.|
|The witch's Gingerbread house|
After I left the fairy-tale garden I came upon the last garden. It was here I was able to see the "Favorite Place".
I did not go over there because by this time I had been walking around for 2 and a half hours and my feet were killing me, but that was ok because where I was sat the last garden I was to see that day right up against the palace.
The place was amazing. I walked three hours in total exploring the gardens alone. When I got back "home" I took off my shoes to discover a huge blister on each pinkie toe the size of my pinkie toe! You know what? It was so worth it.
Last weekend I went to a medieval festival with my two little ones and a friend... so until I write about that (Hopefully in the next few days) let me leave you with this:
“True enjoyment comes from activity of the mind and exercise of the body; the two are ever united.”~ Humboldt