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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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Motherwell
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40 reviews 40 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Wet morning in Cologne brightened up by lunchtime. Used the Koln Welcome card to take the S-bahn to Bruhl Mitte followed by a 600 metre walk to the Schloss. Boy - was it worth it. Beautiful location with extensive gardens leading to Falkenlust hunting lodge. Take a tip - do what the locals do on a Sunday - go for... More

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germany
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Talk about best rococco work at least in germnay then You will find it here! Hardly destroyed by the war so basically the building is intact! All rooms are beautiful but will give you a drop jaw as you go up the stairs, magnificently made!

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This is one of my worst experiences in Germany. The palace itself is quite fascinating, and it's a bit like Versailles on a smaller scale, with a beautiful garden. However, the whole visiting experience is not pleasant. First, one could only enter with a guided tour, which is in German. I thought, should be okay with the aid of the... More

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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36 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Schloss Augustusburg is immediately visible directly in front of you as you exit from the train station at Brühl, just 10 minutes by train from Bonn and only slightly further from Cologne (the tram is much slower). It was built for the bishops of Cologne in the first half of the eighteenth century and is in the Baroque style. There... More

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

This is a well-kept summer residence built in the 18th century by Clemens August of Bavaria, then Archbishop of Cologne, Prince elect and a dozen more titles. One of the super-rich at that time that could afford to have such a place built. In its time this residence was used for one month a year only. You can only visit... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

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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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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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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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
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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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