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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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  • viewed only from the outside of temporal reasons, it will do inside. From outside Rococo at its best.
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  • Stop I tried that before entering Cologne in castles of the world heritage site. It is house hunting lodge falkenlust Castle Augustusburg. We stopped first car at the parking lot of Villa. Purchase a combination ticket here. Admission is automatic brush over shoes at the entrance from the is. Audio Guide [Japan language and] in the visitors along with the room number. Together with luxury hotel that prioritizes the sister in charge, makes an appearance. Of course we just had? Feel the smell of cozy living at the House in elegant, classy was. In the castles of Augustusburg then went, but anything tour of the townhouse we recommend. Burg Castle and Villa big wide walking paths to walk 2 kilometers [? ] By ikiki can. We had a car again and stopped it in the parking of the station to the castles of Augustusburg. This is a one hour guided tour. Audio guide.
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  • Our tour started at 10:30. The lead lasted little more than an hour, it was us but much shorter. The Director knew an answer to all questions or before they could clarify in her beautiful descriptions. In the package we looked at not only the Castle Augustus mountain but also the Schloss Falkenlust. Both give a good impression of the 18th century and its architecture.
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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!