Ludwigshafen am Rhein, is a city in Rhineland-Palatine, Germany, is more of a place to relax than to work.
A little History:
Even though it might not seem so but Ludwigshafen is a city with quite a rich history.
In 1808, during the French occupation, Carl Hornig of Mannheim acquired the fortress from the French authorities and converted it into a way station for passing river traffic. Later, the Rheinschanze with its winter proof harbor basin was utilized as a trading post. Hornig died in 1819, but Johann Heinrich Scharpff, a businessman from Speyer, continued Hornig’s plans, which were then handed over to his son-in-law, Philipp Markus Lichtenberger, in 1830. Their deeds marked the commencement of the civilian use of the Rheinschanze.
During the failed German revolution of 1848 rebels captured Ludwigshafen, but they were bombarded from Mannheim and Prussian troops quickly expelled the revolutionaries. On December 27, 1852, King Maximilian II granted Ludwigshafen am Rhein political freedom and as of the 8th of November, 1859, the settlement finally expanded its status to city.
The Many Attractions:
Apart from having a rich history and beautiful museums to visit Ludwigshafen has many other specialties and attractions for almost everyone. If you are visiting on a budget there are many low price restaurants and hotels for you to stay in.
There are plenty of restaurants that serve all sorts of food. They are cheaper than many fancy restaurants and hotels but are no less in taste and quality. These include Asia Food ICHII and La Torre Da Angelo which have been ranked as 4star.
Hotels to stay in:
If you are backpacking through Europe, this is one city you do not want to miss. It has mountains and the wilderness to enjoy camping and even luxurious hotels to stay in.
The Castle of Mad King Ludwig II:
The castle of Mad King Ludwig is a must visit if you are ever in Ludwigshafen. As the glorious and romantic mountains borderlands of southern Bavaria are one of Germany’s bets attractions.
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