Schloss Ludwigslust is a jewel of Baroque architecture in Northern Germany. A one-time residence of the dukes of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, along with its spacious park and municipal buildings it formed a unique ensemble that was harmoniously nestled into a landscape of woodland and lakes. This sumptuously illustrated volume describes the palace’s eventful history. The architecture of the prestigious three wing complex, the design of the park as well as the splendid interior and parts of the ducal art collections
are presented. The paintings of Jean-Baptiste Oudry and the sculptures of Jean-Antoine Houdon now belong to the central works of this state museum. Morever, furniture, ivories and miniatures illustrate the private and public lives of the dukes in Ludwigslust. Following extensive restorations, the late Baroque palace is undoubtedly now awaking from its long and fairytale-like sleep.