New rooms for Duke Eberhard Ludwig
After the duke proclaimed Ludwigsburg his official residence, the existing three wings around the palace courtyard were expanded by a larger fourth wing. Eberhard Ludwig had the royal apartments for him and his family arranged on the second floor. However, at the time of his death in 1733, these rooms had not yet been completed. The two staircases leading to the royal rooms are especially magnificent. They played an important role in the courtly reception ceremonials.