Schloss Augustusburg, Bruhl

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Must see · World heritage site · Architectural Building · Historic Site
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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  • We had a wonderful visit to this Palace in Corona-time. Must reserve and be patient on phone. We went directly to desk and got the last”tour “ of the day 3:30-4:30 pm when they close. The tour...  more »
  • We enjoyed visiting the castle, not only the tour of the interior but also walking the beautiful grounds. We were there in February and I can only imagine how beautiful they must be later in teh...  more »
  • Amazing palace. It's a shame the tour is only in German, although you can use the audio guide, but it looks like the tour guide gives much more information. Beautiful gardens as well.
  • Gorgeous former palaces of Klement August(sp). No pictures are allowed so unfortunately no physical memories to take home, but an amazing experience anyway. Guides speak English and are happy to answer questions. Be sure to see the falcon house on your visit.

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