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Schloss Augustusburg, Bruhl

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Architectural Building Historic Site
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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  • The palace and the surrounding garden and forest are undoubtedly beautiful and you should come here when visiting the Koln/Bonn area. It is a rococo castle with a marvellous staircase inside. However,...  more »
  • Despite publishing the hours of opening, we had the door shut in our face at midday and they did not reopen until 1330. The founds are impressive, especially by size, but the incorrect advertising of ...  more »
  • This is an impressive Rococco palace, in good repair. Visitors can enter via a tour only, with audio guides included in the price, in languages other than German. Note that cash only is accepted for t...  more »
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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!