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Schloss Augustusburg, Bruhl

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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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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  • It was a young man who took the lead from 11:30 on the 5th of October. When he reported he cried in the room, everyone was startled so loud. After that he hasn't given up and was so fast talk that he over stumbled himself with his words. Often not on took came and told not only anecdote. The slechteste Guide available.
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  • A masterpiece of Rococo Castle Augustusburg, Castle often simply called the Brühl, Clemens August counts as a favorite residence of the Cologne elector and Archbishop from the House of Wittelsbach (1700-1761) to the first important creations of the Rococo style in Germany. Commissioned by Clemens August, the Westphalian building master Johann Conrad Schlaun 1725 began with the construction of the castle on the ruins of a medieval castle. From 1728, Augustus Castle under the electoral Bavarian court architect of François de Cuvilliés his design was awarded as outstanding residence of this time. Here artists of European renown worked until its completion in 1768. As an example, Balthasar Neumann was called, who made the design for the Prunktreppenhaus, a showpiece, a gorgeous creation full of dynamism and elegance. A work of art of the German Rococo of highest rank was created by the merging of architecture, sculpture, painting and gardening art.
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  • By staying close to work, we have made this magnificent architectural, historical, artistic discovery ... Not to mention the beauty of the park that offers a public glimpse of beauty and serenity.
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  • 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!
  • Lovely parks and big romantic walking space.
  • Very beautiful castle, but you can't take pictures inside so that's a drawback.
  • The public gardens and forest are amazing! Didn't had the opportunity to visit the exhibition.
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