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. Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Bruhl trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.
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  • J found the style of the castle of family owned my grand mother. It is very well preserved with beautiful gardens. Stairs and Rococo galore fake marbles gilding and games of light and expression of self and the vast. A visit without delay. Visit 1 h and in German with audio guide in french. I prepare the same thing in France for the family's Castle but never say to my grand mother the Princess of...
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  • The locks are certainly worth a visit, I would recommend but the Tourist Board to set up more signs at A 553. On the A61, one is attracted then to be left alone on the A553. Where a sign belongs simply on height Phantasialand "Castles in Brühl - Please drive from Brühl-OST". Otherwise, pretty, you wandering the area...
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  • When leaving the train station we are steps from this Palace, very nice, note that in this city there is not much that see is the best that has.
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  • Beautiful gardens(in french style). Visiting the castle is a must!!
  • 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.
  • Typically German baroque castle, very stately and strand in a large garden suiteable for walking
  • Beautiful castle with much historical significance. I highly recommend a tour of the interior for a look at the ornate stairway.
  • 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!

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