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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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Impressive palace and grounds

Very large and elegant palace with beautiful grounds. It lacks furniture, but the staircases and artwork on the ceilings is impressive and almost makes up for the lack of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 14, 2015
Cheryl B
Benton, Illinois
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Benton, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Very large and elegant palace with beautiful grounds. It lacks furniture, but the staircases and artwork on the ceilings is impressive and almost makes up for the lack of furniture and the fact that you can't take pictures inside. The tour is long and the staff were moderately knowledgeable. The grounds are immaculately maintained and quite beautiful. It's worth a... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Augustusburg Palace in Bruhl, Germany is well worth the short drive from Cologne. If arriving by train, the Bruhl station is adjacent to Augustburg and a very short walk away. This beautiful palace complex, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, includes Augustusburg Palace as well as sprawling gardens and the Falkenlust hunting lodge (which is also considered to be a palace).... More 

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United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

My rating of a three is based on my experience, not on how nice the castle is. When I arrived at the ticket office, the woman strongly recommended I join the tour group that just arrived on their tour; it was an extra 2 Euro, but said it was an excellent tour and I'd be given an English audioguide for... More 

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Fiães, Aveiro, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Very well restored castle with impressive stairs and gardens. For 8 euros offered a radio guided tour in many languages, but some numbers were wrong during visit. All the rooms have interesting roof decorations and paintings but it's missing furniture. The most impressive are the stairs with lots of details and awesome painting. Also the gardens are relaxing and very... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Do the gardens first and if you have some energy left, then tour the Castle. They offer English tours sometimes or an English head-set. 14 amazing rooms displaying the wealth of just one of the families of old Prussia. Pretty incredible, unless you've seen a lot of castles all ready. This is a highlight of any trip to Bruhl.

Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The Augustusburg Palace in Bruhl was a wonderful way to spend the day. The tour was about just under 2 hours. The architecture, interior rococo designs, vast gardens and the lavish art work abound this wonderful sight. We took the group guided tour along with about 15 other guests. Our guide was average at best. She was polite, well spoken,... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

What a delight. Beautiful palace which you visit as an escorted group. The guide describes it in German, but you get a free audio guide in your own language so you can follow its history. And a very reasonable price. Beware that it closes between 12 and 1.30. The gardens are also magnificent (free and open throughout). An easy walk... More 

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Edinburgh, Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

This is a must see if you are in the area. It is a unesco world heritage site and deservedly so IMHO. Allow 4 hours to see it and the hunting lodge and gardens properly. There are guided tours in German and efficient and accurate audio guides in other languages . The interior of the Palace ( or Schloss or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

A beautiful palace in the rococo style. Stunning to see. The entrance alone is amazing. We had a guided tour in English and it was very informative and interesting. The gardens are just as beautiful as the palace.

Thank Srajack
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The schloss is stunning as you approach it. The gardens are beautiful. And most impressive is the entrance hall - you can't help but drop your jaw. It is the most beautiful entrance hall I've ever seen. Worth the trip. The grounds are a great walk. The drive is no sweat if you are between Bonn and Koln...or on the... More 

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