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Schloss Augustusburg, Bruhl

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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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  • Little-known castle that symbolizes the rococo style. Heritage, its splendid gardens and refreshing and its internal decoration are literally stunning. Visited guided mandatory German with an audio guide.
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  • + Beautiful palace and gardens. You can tell it is well maintained both inside and out. The furnishings are beautiful and immaculate. Truly impressive place to visit. Nice change of pace just a 15 min...  more »
  • We visited the Palace in March, when there was no garden of beautiful flowers, but were still enormous fun! Palace and hunting lodge (also worth a visit) can be viewed only with a guided tour, which leads a wonderful, very uvlechjonnaja and loving his job girl! For all who do not speak German, give audio guide that tells about all the rooms you can visit:) The tour takes approximately 45 minutes, costs (only the main Palace) 8.5 euro per adult and 5 for students. About once every half an hour going to group for a tour. Photograph, unfortunately, you can't, but you can buy postcards and books, as well as enjoy the insane beauty of marble, chandeliers, murals on the ceilings, etc.
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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!