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Schloss Augustusburg

Max-Ernst-Allee, 50321 Bruhl, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 (0) 22 32 / 44 000
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Ranked #2 of 4 Attractions in Bruhl
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings
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Bristol, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

We came across the palace as we got off Bruhl train station. Schloss Augustusburg is just across the station and is open to the public. They have such a beautiful garden. Flowers were in bloom and was well maintained. Worth visiting and free to roam around the gardens without a fee. It is a UNESCO cultural World Heritage Site.

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Sun City West, Arizona
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155 attraction reviews
234 helpful votes 234 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Compared to other castles and palaces around Europe, this is not a must-see, but it is a fine example of the period, with lovely gardens outside and a very dramatic entranceway in the palace itself. You can take the train directly here from Bonn. Reasonable entrance fee.

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Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

A very impressive building and walkway up from the station. Lovely layed out gardens, however not maintained very well. I know that they are working on it all however, all of the little box tree hedges needed trimming, the choice of flowers were very basic not for a stately home or Palace. Everywhere needed more maintenance & gave the impression... More

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Namur, Belgium
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Beautiful place to visit, but unfortunately everything is in German, no guided tour in another language, all incriptions are also exclusively in German!!! But renovation is financed by EU, various books are published with the support of UNESCO, etc. Foreign money are good, but not foreign languages! An UNESCO heritage should allow tourists from around the world to discover the... More

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Schloss Augustusburg and Falconlust are easily accessible from the train station that is located right in from of the Schloss (German for Castle). The guided tour, gardens and the walk to Falkenlust are all very good. Make sure to drop-by Bruhl's main street just behind the castle. There is a nice ice cream shop (eiscafe) on the main street (Markt... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Normally I hardly take guided tours but this one was mandatory and worth it! Young, dynamic, friendly lady brings history to you in a way of humor, knowledge and easy to follow. Some sample materials are handed out to you for illustration and clarification.The castle itself keeps its promisses. The tour takes one hour and afterwards it is worth it... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Bruhl can be reached by a 15 minute train journey from Cologne Central Station. There are about 4 trains an hour and the trip costs 3.80 euros each way. The station exit is directly at the bottom of the castle driveway. The castle gardens looked worth a visit if it's not raining. From the outside, the schloss looks quite austere,... More

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5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

Definitely worth seeing. As noted by other reviewers, English speaking visitors will have a little time on their hands to try learn a little German as the audio guide is brief compared to a real live tour guide. Not a big deal. I would have loved to take pictures, but the copyright is owned by the German government and they... More

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48 reviews 48 reviews
28 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Since I did not speak German, I picked the audio tour and enjoyed the basic descriptions as we walked through the castle. Great history throughout and the building is ornate, especially considering the time in which it was built.

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Chicago, Illinois
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52 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We went to the Schloss Augustusburg early in our trip to Europe. It is a very, very ornate house so worth visiting to see how design has evolved. The tour was extensive with a lot of interesting commentary on the house and its inhabitants. Worth the time and the trip.

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