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Schloss Augustusburg

Max-Ernst-Allee, 50321 Bruhl, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 2232 44000
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Extradoinary Castle and Grounds

Spent about 2 hours here i Bruehl, 20 klms south of Cologne and could have spent extra time, as we... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Sydney, Australia
Our guide was wonderful !!

Clemens August was an interesting fellow. He liked to have castles built. He did not live to see... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sharon M
Abingdon, Maryland
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Max-Ernst-Allee, 50321 Bruhl, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 2232 44000
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Spent about 2 hours here i Bruehl, 20 klms south of Cologne and could have spent extra time, as we were rushed, especially in the magnificent castle. The staircase , made of marble and stucco, is breathtaking. The outside gardens and grounds set in its...More

Thank WAZZA28
Reviewed 1 week ago

Clemens August was an interesting fellow. He liked to have castles built. He did not live to see this one completed. This castle is a masterpiece of German Rococo. But what I enjoyed most of all where the stories our guide told us about the...More

Thank Sharon M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located between Bonn and Cologne in Germany, this beautiful Rococo or late baroque style summer castle is a treat to your eyes. Some say that this palace was inspired by the famous Versailles palace in France. In typical Rococo style, this masterpiece is a grand...More

Thank Charith D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have visited more beautiful castles, on better guided tours (this one is really too hurried). The complete lack of original furniture is bothering too, and even the staircase, in his fake marble, looks very fake. Still, after all, very much worth a visit!

Thank Jurgen B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The palace has the interest of being one of the best samples of Rococo that I've seen. A wanna-be Versailles palace, that shows all the pride and arrogance of the old rules. It's worthy a visit if you are around. HOWEVER be prepared for a...More

Thank Jeronimo D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The palace is former residence of the prince-elector Clemes Augustus, brother of the emperor. The inner design of the halls and rooms is fine example of the rococo stile made by some of the outstanding architects and painters of the time. Around the schloss there...More

Thank Mario I
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are staying in Bonn or Cologne then this is a must see. The Palace is located at Bruhl about 15 mins from Bonn or Cologne and it is super easy to find right off the train station. Grounds are gorgeous and are free...More

Thank 67TravelBug67
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

+ Beautiful palace and gardens. You can tell it is well maintained both inside and out. The furnishings are beautiful and immaculate. Truly impressive place to visit. Nice change of pace just a 15 min train ride from Cologne. The palace is also easily accessible...More

2  Thank jhn117
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

This castle is beautiful! We did the audio tour in English and it was nice. I think the German tour guide a lot more details that we wish we had heard but it was still amazing place to see!!

Thank Otterhoney
Reviewed 20 November 2016

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...More

Thank popeadventure
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I am on a Viking cruise and the Bruhl Palaces are a side trip. Is it more worth seeing the palaces or spending time strolling around Cologne
20 February 2017|
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Response from SMOGtraveller | Reviewed this property |
We did a Rhine cruise with Viking last June & did the walking tour of Cologne in the morning & the Bruhl palaces in the afternoon on the extra tour. We enjoyed the Cologne walking tour but could have probably done with a... More
Ольга Е
Добрый день. Открыт ли парк в понедельник? То, что дворец закрыт, я поняла. Но можно ли погулять по парку? К сожалению, приехать можем только в понедельник... Good afternoon. Is the park open on Monday? The fact that the palace is closed, I understood. But is it possible to walk around the park? Unfortunately, we can arrive only on Monday ...
7 April 2017|
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Response from viktorio54 | Reviewed this property |
Парк не очень большой и он переходит в лес, который не закрывается.
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Ciao, c'é un ristorante nel complesso o immediate vicinanze? Nel sito ufficiale non se ne fa menzione. Grazie per la risposta. Cordialità.
8 April 2016|
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Response from pinny813 | Reviewed this property |
ciao...in gennaio era tutto desolatamente chiuso (castello compreso...informati bene se l'hanno riaperto perchè i lavori avevano una durata lunga)...però nel paese, che è a 2 passi, trovi molti locali.
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