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Address: Max-Ernst-Allee, 50321 Bruhl, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Phone Number: +49 2232 44000
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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Tue - Fri 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Beautiful Palace and gardens

We visited this palace while staying in Troisdorf, its about a 40 minute drive from there but the train station is literally opposite the Palace gates if you want to get the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Woking, Surrey
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Woking, Surrey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this palace while staying in Troisdorf, its about a 40 minute drive from there but the train station is literally opposite the Palace gates if you want to get the train. There is a large carpark nearby which cost a couple of Euros to park in. The palace and gardens are beautiful and if you dont wish to... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is going to sound like a very snobby review. This is a lovely place with some very interesting features--I particularly liked the dining room that was all blue and white tile so diners could stay cool in the summer. However, having been to other palaces in Europe that are far more ornate and grand in scale, we found this... More 

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Outer London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

Had a lovely visit to Schloss Augustusburg. Despite being an UNESCO site, it was such a personal, friendly & welcoming place to visit. I was slotted into an English tour, last minute. The tour guide was fabulous & very knowledgeable. The palace, grounds & rooms are up there with Potsdam palaces for beauty & architecture, rare furnishings & history -... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

ケルン中央駅からSバーンではなくのんびりUバーンで行きました(30分少々、Bruhl Mitte 下車)。案内板に沿って歩くと宮殿まで迷わずに辿り着け、途中町なかを通ったので地元の人々の生活が垣間見えてよかったです。 宮殿内はガイドツアーに参加しなければ見学出来ず、ドイツ語ガイドですが日本語のオーディオガイドを借りられます(代わりにパスポートを預けます)。ドイツ人が数人で外国人は私ひとりでしたが、多少メタボなお兄さんの解説も何となく楽しめました。戦後は長らく迎賓館として使用されていたというほどの豪華な部屋が続き、殊に吹き抜けの階段はロンドンのフリーメーソン本部よりも絢爛だと思いました。今まで訪ねた世界遺産に比べて人が少なく静かでした。 時間がなく別邸の方へは行けず(歩いて相当かかるらしいです)寒かったので庭園の散策も省略しました。平日は昼休みがあるので要注意です。 Sバーンの駅が目の前にありますが、敢えて町の方へ戻り観光案内所で地図を貰って教会巡りをしました。殊にギリシャ正教教会が素晴らしかったです。マーケット広場にはベーカリーやカフェもあり、半日くらいはのんびりしたいなぁと思いました。再びガタゴトとUバーンに乗りボンへ向かいました。 I travelled from Koln Hbf to Bruhl Mitte by U-bahn, rather than S-bahn, and really enjoyed the ride (took over half an hour). There were clear signage from the station to the palace. Guided tour only (in German), but an audio guide in foreign languages can be hired for free of charge, in exchange... More 

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Somerville, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

This palace is an easy train ride from Cologne and well worth the visit! We only had 2 hours to devote to visiting, but I wish we had longer to really appreciate the gardens a. To see inside Augustusburg you must take the 50-minute guided tour which is only in German (headsets in other languages are available). We're glad we... More 

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

The Cologne train stops at the BRUHL station opposite the Palace. The journey only took about half an hour. There is a very nice café restaurant opposite the station if you need a break.I can't remember the name but it was the only one and the food and service were very good. We opted for the combined ticket which covered... More 

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Kansas City
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

A magnificent palace that is worth the visit. I highly recommend a guide. You will see around 20 of the 120 rooms. Each has their own function and story. The grand staircase is like none you have ever seen. Note: no photographs are allowed inside the building. The garden is spectacular and you can walk to nearby Hunting Lodge Falkenlust.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

We really enjoyed our visit to both this magnificent palace & the nearby Hunting Lodge Falkenlust. It is certainly not for those who like their decoration to be minimalist, it is full on baroque. We loved it, each room was just more elaborate than the previous one. We quite enjoy guided tours as you learn so much about the history... More 

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Florence, Montana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

The Augustusburg Castle sets on some beautiful grounds and represents the early rococo architecture. The main entranceway hall if magnificent and beautiful. The history behind the prince-archbishops is very interesting.

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Cartagena, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

This palace is a magnificient example of the Baroque style in Germany. A unique piece difficult to see after the war. The gardens are wonderful for a stroll in a sunny day.

1 Thank Ramon_Knudsen

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