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Ludwigsburg: River Cruise to/from Besigheim

1. Ludwigsburg: River Cruise to/from Besigheim

Cruise through Ludwigsburg on the Neckar River on a boat trip. Jump aboard the Weinkönigin and glide past idyllic meadows, picturesque vineyards, and dreamy villages. Go from Ludwigsburg-Hoheneck all the way to Besigheim, trying local wines from the region along the way. Start from Ludwigsburg and head up to Besigheim, or begin in Besigheim and disembark at Ludwigsburg-Hoheneck – with 3 different options including a round-trip or one-way cruise, the choice is yours. Get a front-row seat to soak in the beauty of the Neckar riverbank. Be ready to be spoilt by the boat's onboard service with its culinary delights and Württemberg wine (available for purchase). Enjoy diverse cultural programs for entertainment.

Ludwigsburg: Dark History Storytelling Walking Tour

2. Ludwigsburg: Dark History Storytelling Walking Tour

Take part in a unique interactive performance as you follow the old Ludwigsburg tower keeper through murky alleys and dark corners, to discover the dark stories of the old town. Join this insightful walking journey and learn interesting facts about the town, only privy to locals. Karoline Brunner, the protagonist of this story, was the church tower keeper up until the beginning of the last century. Living a lonely life in the tower for many years, she was the first to see all kinds of events from the heights. Hear about the ancient townspeople's lives and gossip from her. Start at the Holzmarkt, continue to the evangelic Stadtkirche, and from there to Lindenstraße, which divides the city into upper and lower towns. Descend into the lower town past the stables to Palais Grävenitz, where the mysterious journey ends deep in its cellars.

Ludwigsburg: Medicine in the Baroque Period Akademiehof Tour

3. Ludwigsburg: Medicine in the Baroque Period Akademiehof Tour

Discover the history of medicine during the Baroque period on a tour in Ludwigsburg. Take a guided walk around Akademiehof and learn all about the area's past inhabitants and their methods for curing. Knee pain? Tooth pain? Dry cough? In the Baroque period, there were no doctors as we know them today. But people knew how to help themselves. People came up with all sorts of remedies, from those who collected herbs to barbers and charlatans. Everyone praised their skills, no matter how beneficial or fatal. Johanna Bader, a woman in the 18th century who donned men's clothes to do her grandfather's job, writes about hygiene, dental treatment, orthopedic malaise, and all sorts of curiosities in her reports. Find out about her life story firsthand from your guide who's dressed up like her, and solve the many riddles of days gone by. End the experience with an in-depth understanding of the practice of medicine in the Baroque period in Ludwigsburg.

Ludwigsburg: Scary Storytelling Walking Tour

4. Ludwigsburg: Scary Storytelling Walking Tour

Take a nighttime walking tour through Ludwigsburg with your guide, who is also known as the Black Lies. Follow them as they tell you the stories of executioners, whores, and rags from a time past. Get to know Ludwigsburg and its scary history. Gather in front of the prison and meet your guide, the Black Lies. Be enchanted by their dark hair and eyes and feel the black aura of their soul. Hear about their dreadful trade and the stories of the less fortunate. Head to Bärenwiese, along the Stern to the Rathausplatz. Learn about the punishments given to those caught red-handed in acts of crime and more. Dive into Ludwigsburg's scary history made even more atmospheric by the night. Continue your path to the wall at the Cluss garden and then conclude your tour at the market square.

Ludwigsburg: Murder Mystery and Crime History Walking Tour

5. Ludwigsburg: Murder Mystery and Crime History Walking Tour

Join your guide, Gundula Gelmeroth, as she attempts to clear her niece's name in a murder trial. Listen to Gundula as she tells you the story of her niece, who has admitted to a crime she couldn't possibly have committed. Will you be able to solve the case and discover the real killer before it's too late? Travel back in time to the Biedermeier era and follow Gundula to the birthplace of Eduard Mörike, a German writer and Ludwigsburg native, to learn about the role the writer played in this case. Continue towards the marketplace to search for clues. Afterward, head to the newspaper headquarters before arriving at the Holzmarkt, an obelisk dedicated to Mörike. Finally, hear about the events that took place at the Zum Bären inn. Finish your tour in Bärenwiese park, the green heart of the city, where you will learn if your mission has been successful.

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