Thursday, October 21, 2010
Our Intensive German Course class went to Ludwigsburg last October 6th for an excursion. It was a fine day so that I was able to bring along with me my little girl. My classmates and friends were thrilled and delighted upon seeing her and took her photos. I guess you could already see some of our photos on Facebook. I still haven't uploaded mine yet because I still don't have any internet connection at home.
We visited Schloss Ludwigsburg, a baroque-style palace built between 1704 and 1733 by Duke Eberhard Ludwig. Our almost three-hour tour took us to the many rooms and collections of the Residenzschloss. Because the excursion was still part of our German language class, the tour guide, of course, spoke in German. Although I cannot understand everything that the tour guide was saying, I could say that the palace was one of a kind. Imagining how things are run in the days when there was still no electricity and heaters, one can and deduce that working at the palace is a very tedious, routinary and exhausting one.
It was amazing to learn that the queen the king live in separate living quarters within the palace and it was more amazing to learn that the king had 200+ children. I forgot the exact number but I guess, for a palace with more than 400 rooms, it would not be impossible. Lol!
My little girl was also very cooperative and didn't give me a hard time. I guess she enjoyed the attention that she got my classmates. And she enjoyed the Märchengarten immensely. Too bad there wasn't enough time to go around the Märchengarten. Perhaps, we can visit Schloss Ludwigsburg once again with my hubby and have a wonderful family day out.