The Villa Ludwigshöhe is reachable via the main station Neustadt / Weinstraße (daily) or Edenkoben (only sundays and public holidays). Please see bus description.
Take the motorway A 65 exit 'Edenkoben'. Follow the signs for the 'Villa Ludwigshöhe'. Public parking is available.
From Neustadt main station take the Palatina bus 500 to stop 'Edenkoben / Ludwigshöhe'. From there it's about 30 minutes by foot. Sundays and public holidays take the Palatina bus 506 from Edenkoben train station direct to Villa Ludwigshöhe.
Variable opening hours – please see website
Villa Ludwigshöhe near Edenkoben, Palatine is a former summer residence of Ludwig I of Bavaria (king of Bavaria from 1825 until 1848) and one of the highlights of the German Wine Route.
There was once a King of Bavaria, who loved Italy so much that he had built a home in Palatine in the Italian style. The speech is of Ludwig I (1786-1868). Villa Ludwigshöhe is still a widely contributing eye-catching high above Edenkoben at the German Wine Route (Deutsche Weinstraße).
Today, the Villa Ludwigshöhe is owned bei the state of Rhineland-Palatinate. It is used for the performance of concerts and houses the Max-Slevogt gallery with 130 works. Since 2007 a free air café located to the South East is open on weekends and holidays, that offers the guests formidable views of the Rhine Valley. Sit back and feel like the King of the Palatinate – either in the café in the castle (Blanks Schlosscafé Ludwig) or the beer garden in front of the Villa.
The historic rooms of the Villa Ludwigshöhe can be visited only with guided tour (duration 45 minutes). The guided tours begin at the top of each hour.
Opening times and information:
Escape Address: Villastraße 64, 67480, Edenkoben, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
The surroundings of Edenkoben is well worth a visit. Discover Neustadt an der Weinstraße, Speyer or Landau in der Pfalz and have fun on the "German Wine Route".
The 'Naturpark Pfälzerwald' (Pfälzerwald nature park) as the largest contiguous forest area of the Federal Republic of Germany, offers untouched nature and countless hiking trails.
The traditional Palatine cooking is quite hearty. The most famous Palatine dish is the 'Saumagen' (pig's stomach), which is offered in many restaurants.
Every year in late August the birthday of King Ludwig I. is celebrated with the Castle Festival.
The Palatine is known for its excellent performance in wine making. According to Rhenish Hesse (Rheinhessen) the Palatinate acreage represents the second largest German wine region with 228 km². White and red grape varieties are grown.