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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: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Nelson, New Zealand
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184 reviews 184 reviews
67 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We visited Augustusburg late in the afternoon when the sun was low, so we got to see the schloss glowing in the twilight. It looked amazing and highlighted the architectural features of the building/s. The gardens are impressive, although all the water features in the main garden had been emptied for the winter. We particularly like the formal garden with... More

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Krakow, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This palace was the destination of our Sunday trip and it was great choice. The palace isn't really big but it's charming. The stuff is professional and it's possible to rent audio guide with around 10 different langues. The sightseeing takes around 1 h and as a student, it costs 5 euro (with audio guide). Strongly recommended

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

If you have the time to go to Bruhl, I would definitely go for a visit. Seeing this was defiantly one of the highlights of my trip to Bonn and Cologne. To see the castle, you need to be escorted around as part of a tour and the tour is only in German. Fortunately they have an audio guide in... More

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Mumbai
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58 reviews 58 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Its half a kilometre walk fron Bruhl Mitte tram station. The walk through typicall German Countryside village atmosphere with sunday street market was very enjoyable. You cannot get a better feel of local culture. This was advantage of taking tram. Had we come via road, we would have missed the street market. The tourist information centre was extremly helpful and... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

The palace itself is really quite impressive. The grounds are also beautiful. It is like a smaller more manageable version of Versailles. Definitely worth visiting if in the Bonn/Cologne area. However, the English language tour is not well coordinated. The recordings are often much longer and/ore shorter than the German descriptions and guide (who was rather surly about having non-German... More

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Motherwell
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7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

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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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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281 helpful votes 281 helpful votes
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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