The royal household
A Baroque ruler typically lived in the main residence: it was necessary for important official occasions, and the royal household was housed here. Duke Carl Eugen used Ludwigsburg as his residence, while the other dukes and kings of Württemberg had selected Stuttgart. Nearby pleasure palaces and hunting lodges, such as Monrepos Palace, Solitude Palace, or Hohenheim Palace, were used as housing for the court, particularly during the summer months. Duke Carl Eugen liked to host large hunts in autumn on the hunting grounds around Kirchheim Palace and Urach Palace.