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  • Writer's pictureMaddie

One of my favorite pumpkin experiences in Germany!

Have you heard of the largest pumpkin exhibition that takes place every year near Stuttgart, Germany? Beautiful surroundings, fascinating pumpkin displays, and tasty food all at the gorgeous location of Schloss Ludwigsburg!

Every year they change the theme and this year is FIRE!


August 25th to 28th October 2023:

Exhibition: 9 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. Gastronomy: 10:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Farm/souvenir shop: 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Pumpkin sale: 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m

October 29th to December 3rd, 2023: Exhibition: 9 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. Gastronomy: 11 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. Farm/souvenir shop: 3 p.m. - 8 p.m. Pumpkin sale: 12 p.m. - 8:30 p.m

Ticket Sales and more information can be found here.

My whole family loves shopping for our pumpkins here, they have such a great variety for good prices!

Best time to visit and holidays:

Anytime you visit is a good time to visit! They change their displays quite often with seasonal themes changing yearly. Other seasons to visit are the Spring Exhibition, Dream Paths, and the Sand Art.

Popular restaurants:

Make sure you try the kürbis soup and kurbis wurst!

Some of the pumpkin events happening at Ludwigsburg:

  • LUDWIGSBURG PUMPKIN CARVING WORLD: August 31, 2023 - November 5, 2023

  • HUGE PUMPKIN VARIETY SHOW: From September 9th, 2023

  • PUMPKIN FAIRY TALES WITH ANSELM ROSER: September 16th to October 8th, always Saturday and Sunday at 2, 3, 4, and 5 p.m

  • PUMPKIN CARVING AT THE PUMPKIN EXHIBITION: Sept 16th to Nov 5th (Sat, Sun, and public holidays) 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m

  • GERMANY'S LARGEST PUMPKIN SOUP: September 23, 2023 - September 24, 2023, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m

  • GERMANY'S LARGEST PUMPKIN SOUP: September 23, 2023 - September 24, 2023, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m

  • GERMAN CHAMPIONSHIP IN PUMPKIN WEIGHING: October 1, 2023, starting at 10 o'clock

Hope this inspired you to visit this incredible location! If you are looking for more options check out my Day Trips from Kaiserslautern series!

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