Some of you may have already noticed – there is more to explore in Ludwigsburg than the GalaCon. So if you still have some time to spare or want to take a break from the exhausting convention days, here are some places to know.
Sightseeing and Relaxing
Ever wanted to feel like Princess Celestia preparing for a visit in her castle or like Fluttershy roaming the beautiful, romantic gardens of Canterlot after dancing at the Grand Gallopping Gala?
Now you can – at GalaCon 2016 in the baroque castle facilities in Ludwigsburg, just a few minutes away from our venue.
The great garden “Blühendes Barock – Blooming Baroque” with a great view at the castle and beautiful, colorful patches. It also has a fairytale garden and a calm forest to relax.
Right behind you will find the “Residenzschloss Ludwigsburg” once the kings of Württemberg used to live.
And because walking around in just one castle can become boring at some time, there is also the “Seeschloss Monrepos” and the “Lustschloss Favourite” to visit.
If you just want to take a small break, there are some parks around the venue, too.
Shopping & ATM
Besides merchandise, there might be some other things you will have to buy during the convention. No problem – Ludwigsburg offers lots of stores for all your daily needs.
Approximately 10 minutes afoot away from the venue, around the market place, Wilhelmstraße and Lindenstraße, there are two great malls and smaller shops offering everything from food to clothes.
On the way to the train station, there are two supermarkets and ATMs from all greater German banks.
If you need something on the way home or at arrival, there are some shopping ocassions at Stuttgart Main Station, too.
If you simply can´t find enough merchandise at the convention, there is help, too – a Toys ‘R’ Us at Ludwigsburg train station and a Müller at the Wilhelm Galerie mall offer a few MLP:FIM products at reasonable prices.
Eating & Drinking
Ludwigsburg offers many places to eat or drink – just too many to list them all. But we still want to give you some insider information about sime great places.
Of course the first choice is the Kubus restaurant at our venue – great food, especially the burgers, and good prices. The friendly team does their best to serve you with the finest meals during convention times. The restaurant is located on the first floor between the Silchersaal and the Main Hall (Theatersaal), in case of good weather they will serve burgers outside.
If you just want a quick snack during the day, the snackpoint in front of the venue that has just reopened under new management serves international snacks and drinks.
A great place for a drink or hearty food is the Towers Irish Pub at the market place. Fresh cider, cold beer or a good whiskey – they have it all. There is also a visitor meet-up taking place each Friday before GalaCon.
First choice for hearty traditional Swabian food is the Brauhaus am Solitudeplatz, a small micro-brew with a beer garden, incredibly tasty food and great prices. If you prefer American or Spanish food, try Kullman’s Diner at the train station or Joe Penas near the venue.
There are many more places in the city between the market place and the station from noble restaurants to tiny snack points – just take a walk around and find your favourite place!