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Schloss Augustusburg

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Address: Max-Ernst-Allee, 50321 Bruhl, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Phone Number: +49 (0) 22 32 / 44 000
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Decided to visit this palace as a Sunday excursion and had a wonderful day. It was not crowded at all and the staff was very helpful. The audio guides were available for free and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Decided to visit this palace as a Sunday excursion and had a wonderful day. It was not crowded at all and the staff was very helpful. The audio guides were available for free and entrance was not expensive (even on a student budget). The gardens which are free to visit were beautiful with plenty of shade and a large forested... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This glorious building is fantastic. Apparently when the Federal capital was in Bonn uptil 96, the German President used this Schloss for official state banquets and similar grand affairs. Somehow it survived the worst of ww2 and remained relatively intact. It has a set of stairs which are set in such splendour I have never seen equalled anywhere in the... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Insides of the palace are very impressive, mainly the staircase is just beatiful and majestic, borrow an audio guide (for free) as there is zero english information in the castle. Nearby garden is very nice to stroll at (we even saw 2 wedding photoshoots there). One advice buy the combined ticket to the Falkenlust, it is a little of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Went today, although tour guide was in German, we had audio guide in English. If you come to Cologne or Bonn, dont miss this. We really enjoyed it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Why this Unesco World Heritage Site is not more well-know is really a puzzle - maybe because you are not allowed to take photos inside the palace, but do not let that deter you. It has the best Rococo staircase ever, and many beautiful rooms. I reminded me of Schoen Brunn in Vienna and Schloss Nymphenburg in Munich (there was... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This was an excursion from Cologne on our river cruise. The palace is impressive, like Versailles in miniature. But I was disappointed by a few things. 1) there are hardly any original furnishings and very few reproductions. 2) the attendants in each room kept pestering people to not lean against or touch the walls or the few furnishings that were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

The grand staircase is spectacular and the entire interior is a visual rush. The interior is one of the best we have ever seen in 20 years of travel.The combination of the plasterwork, the wall treatments and the floors are masterfully coordinated for a wonderful visual impact. Well worth your time and effort.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

I have been in many castles and palaces and this one is outstanding. It definitively deserves the category of UNESCO world heritage site. The palace is built in the Baroque style, overly ornamented. On the downside, you could not take pictures inside the palace, which is unfortunate but many UNESCO places are like this. There is a combined ticket to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

It is easy to see why Schloss Augustusburg is UNESCO listed, the interior is magnificent, particularly the main staircase. The guided tour was excellent and provided a lot of background into the design and history of the palace. The tour is in German, however there is a complementary audio guide in English available. The extensive gardens are also worth a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

It is worthwhile to visit this palace! It was an optional excursion on our Viking cruise and I am glad we did it! It was beautiful! Wish they had flowers in the garden though, but it was still pretty!

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Address: Address: Max-Ernst-Allee, 50321 Bruhl, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Phone Number: +49 (0) 22 32 / 44 000
Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  North Rhine-Westphalia  >  Bruhl

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