Advertise Now
  Home > Travel Germany > Germany Destinations > Ludwigshafen


Germany is located in Central Europe and it shares borders with Denmark in the North, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and France in the West, Austria and Switzerland in the South and Poland and the Czech Republic in the East. The North Sea and the Baltic Sea represent additional National Borders in the North. The official language of Germany is German and Berlin is the capital. The climate is quite pleasant with almost all variety of seasonal flavors as temperate, marine, cool, cloudy, wet winters and summers, occasional warm, tropical foehn wind and high relative humidity.
Ludwigshafen is a city in Rheinland-Pfalz which is situated in Germany, with about 162,000 inhabitants. Ludwigshafen is located at the Rhine opposite Mannheim. It is known for its chemical industry BASF, Badische Anilin- und Soda-Fabrik. The city has a population of 167,410 in the year 2004. The city occupies an area of 77.68 kilometers and its population density of 2,155 per kilometers. Among the cultural facilities, ranks the renowned Wilhelm-Hack-Museum with its magnificent ceramic wall which was arranged by the Catalan artist Joan Miro.
Ludwigshafen was the first settlement in the area of modern Ludwigshafen built by Kurfurst Friedrich IV on the other side of the Rhine River to protect the City of Mannheim. In 1808, Carl Hornig from Mannheim purchased the fortress from the French invaders and turned it into a resting place for French sailors that needed to pass from that area of the Rhine river. The year 1865 was an important date in the history of independent Ludwigshafen.
During World War II, the city was a prime target for strategic bombing because its two giant I.G. Farben, Interessen-Gemeinschaft Farbenindustrie AG plants, covering 1200 acres and employing 40,000 workers, produced much of Germany's ammonia, synthetic rubber, synthetic oil and other vital chemicals. The city's railroad yards were important targets too, and hundreds of small shops and factories produced war materials, such as diesel engines for submarines. But Today, Ludwigshafen, with a population of more than 160,000 is one of Germany’s most prosperous industrial cities.
Ludwigshafen, justifiably so, enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers, and is one of the most visited place. It is also said the place of best geographical environment and can trace its origin back to prehistoric times.

Back to Germany Destinations