Ludwigsburg Museum Ausstellung Eine Stadt isst!

We are what we eat: food and culture in Ludwigsburg


The act of eating is an integral part of everyday life and its significance goes beyond purely supplying our bodies with energy and nutrients. Food is a great source of pleasure and is inextricably tied to culture, politics and history. What and how we eat says a great deal about us, and our place within society. Our meals always carry a narrative.
The exhibition features many outstanding and never-seen-before pieces that reflect the ever-evolving culinary tastes, dining habits and table manners over the past 300 years, including a contemporary photographic series by Reiner Pfisterer. All visitors are invited to contribute with their own stories and experiences, and to participate in a varied programme of events. In spite of different flavour preferences and perceptions, food unites us all – varying from communities to whole countries!

Tiny Courtyard House

What constitutes modern living? For the city’s tricentennial, Ludwigsburg has announced an architectural competition. A tiny courtyard house has been built on a green area next to the busy Stern-junction. Here, architects Hans-Christian Bäcker, Florian Kaiser and Guobin Shen show how an inhospitable place can be reclaimed as living space.


Ludwigsburg is a young city. It did not grow organically over centuries, but was designed at the drawing table.

Discover how the Dukes of Württemberg imagined their ideal city 300 years ago and what happened to their plans. The exhibition presents ideas and visions, the people who created the city, and the problems that arose in the process. Ludwigsburg’s changing role as a garrison town, a cultural center, and a prosperous business location is examined and illustrated by unique objects that tell stories of the city and its inhabitants.


Discover the oldest workshop in the city, located on Hospitalstraße 42 at the heart of Ludwigsburg's artisan district! The smithy is over 130 years old and was used until 1992. The smithy is opened regularly for visitors, please check our calendar. Trained blacksmith Georg Wrobel displays his iron wroughting skills and manufactures small everyday objects for you to take home. Please ask us if you would like to visit the smithy with a tour group at a date of your choosing! 

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