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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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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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124 reviews 124 reviews
68 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 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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Dallas
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48 reviews 48 reviews
28 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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51 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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Cologne, Germany
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53 reviews 53 reviews
13 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

The place all in all is an interesting, baroque-rococo castle. However, when we went, there was some sort of brass contest (VERY old-fashioned German style, nothing much to do with the period) and this led to some strange things happening that could either be attributed to the staff not knowing what they're doing or to open rudeness: We bought our... More

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germany
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

The place is very well preserved. And there's only a little damaged caused by the war so basically most part of the palace is intact. As promised the stairs gave me a dorpped jaw reaction. I never seen a rococco architecture as beautiful as that. Even the rooms are beautiful! They normall coose the whole month of January. We went... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

You can enter it and see the rooms. I got an electronic guide which apparently gave me a lot more information than the real guide gave to German visitors. If you're interested in history and castles this is the right place for you.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

A UNESCO World Heritage site worth the visit if you are in Cologne or Bonn. The tour itself takes a little longer than an hour so you can get it done in less than half a day. While the outside is beautiful, the inside is magnificent- look for pictures online. The tours are only offered in German, every hour till... More

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Montreal, Canada
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11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

If you intend to visit Bonn - the ex German Democratic Republic capital, the Augustusburg Palace listed as a world cultural heritage at UNESCO is worth a detour. I did not go inside so I missed the magnificent staircase and a lot more but the outside and the garden/tree park alone were worth it anyway as well as the charming... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

My wife and I toured the house this past July. It was a great museum! We were able to listen to an English language narrator that told us all about the great rooms , paintings, architecture and history of the inhabitants. It was a shame that we could not take pictures inside but due to the age of the structure... More

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