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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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A beautiful Rococo palace

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 stars 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.

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Denver
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

We didn't like being stuck in a tour, frankly. I got reprimanded for hanging behind once. Gilt galore. Bling. Glitz, as per the style back then. Pretty impressive, although not all original stuff.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

We chose this as an optional tour on our Viking River Cruise and wished we had stayed in the town of Cologne to explore instead. The building is small, sparsely furnished, very strict no photography inside the palace. The gardens were probably the highlight.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

Visited the Schloss in the early evening so couldn't see the interior, but the exterior and gardens were lovely. Obviously a favourite with the locals and if in Bruhl, it's worth taking the time to find it!

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Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

This is a wonderful palace. The archbishop who built the palace was a modest man. The palace and gardens rival anything in Europe. It is a short walk from the train station. The town, itself, is worth visiting. Also walk to the hunting lodge about 30 minutes away.

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Chester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

Just 2 minutes walk from the railway station and just on the edge of this quaint town. A beautiful building and gardens which were both a pleasant surprise

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

The opening time in the afternoon is 1:30, the German language tour begins at 1:45. Foreigners can tag along with their audio guides, which are surprisingly badly synchronized with the guided tour. At any rate, that tour takes one hour and then, at around 2:50PM one is told that Falkenburg is about half an hour away. The guest is totally... More 

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