Schloss Augustusburg, Bruhl

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Built on the ruins of a medieval moated castle, Schloss Augustusburg was commissioned by Archbishop-Elector of Cologne, Clemens August of Bavaria, in the early 18th century. With its interplay of ornate architecture, sculptures, and painting, it is a masterpiece of German Rococo. Enjoy a tour of the opulent palace to see the imposing staircase and charming frescoes and decoration. Though tours are mostly offered in German, an English audio guide can be purchased. Later, relax in the palace gardens, which are shared with Falkenlust Palace and were named a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1984 collectively with the two palaces. Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Bruhl trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.
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  • The Augustusburg Palace (also called Brühl Palace) was built in the 18th century on the ruins of a medieval castle as a residence of the Cologne Elector and Archbishop Clemens August. The palace is on...  more »
  • Love the visit here, but include the lodge, although a small walk, it’s also lovely. There is a cafe there too! Really enjoyed our visit, not expensive either  more »
  • Beautiful surroundings. Excellent place to walk around and relax in the lap of nature and greenery. Well maintained park with nice fountains. Also not very crowded so one can relax in peace. Well connected by bus and train.
  • I visited the place during winter. The garden and plants were not so green and the fountains were also off. Moreover, the weather was cloudy. Till then, I enjoyed a lot and have decided to pay a visit during summer certainly.
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