On our way home from Mainau we made a short detour to Ludwigsburg. We wanted to visit the pumpkin festival that is held at the palace (Blühende Barock). Included in the entrance for the pumpkin festival is a visit to the palace garden. The gardens are beautiful.
We also really enjoyed the pumpkin sculptures.
The palace also has a fairy tale land for kids. We went through part of it, but Sam was not really interested. There was a fun small boat ride that he enjoyed. I think if the weather had been a bit nicer he might have enjoyed it more.