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Schloss Augustusburg, Bruhl
(4.4/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web)
Built on the ruins of a medieval moated castle, Schloss Augustusburg was commissioned by Archbishop-Elector of Cologne, Clemens August of Bavaria, in the early 18th century. With its interplay of ornate architecture, sculptures, and painting, it is a masterpiece of German Rococo. Enjoy a tour of the opulent palace to see the imposing staircase and charming frescoes and decoration. Though tours are mostly offered in German, an English audio guide can be purchased. Later, relax in the palace gardens, which are shared with Falkenlust Palace and were named a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1984 collectively with the two palaces. To visit Schloss Augustusburg and other attractions in Bruhl, use our Bruhl travel itinerary planner.
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  • A journey through time that is worth that we're amateur of art, architecture, gardens, nature, history, is an attraction not to be missed in the region. The hunting lodge is well worth the walk through a beautiful forest of hardwoods. For the Liege I was, interestingly enough to complete its culture with this castle directly linked to the Principality of Liège.
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  • Located at a few steps of the station. The caastillo is very nice of visit, is similar to the Palace of Versailles (more small logically) has vistias guided believe that each a hour in English. You can make the visit inside and then walk through the gardens.
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  • The castle is beautiful, and the audio guide, which you can borrow is definitely TOP and his money worth! There are so many good such guides in all possible museums and monuments, but this one is really cool! In addition to the basic information you can select if necessary additional chapters, so that you can determine the scope and the depth of the leadership itself.
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  • Beautiful building but needs to be managed a bit better. Guided tours only and no pictures allowed inside (lame). They do have headsets with different languages for those who don't speak German.
  • Beautiful castle with much historical significance. I highly recommend a tour of the interior for a look at the ornate stairway.
  • Vertalen impressive castle. Pity you can't take any pictures.
  • Very nice castles in the west of germany. Too bad the great castle (augustusburg) is only visitable with a guided tour and it's only an hour. And no picturetaking inside! But the fabulous art makes up for it, grand and majestic, a fine example of roccoco. The small castle is smaller but just als nice and worth the walk. The gardens are also great!
  • I used to visit there when I was living near there. Locals are blessed to have so peaceful and beautiful place nearby!