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Schloss Augustusburg

Max-Ernst-Allee, 50321 Bruhl, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 2232 44000
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Lots of Money spent building this Palace!!!

We had a great tour of this palace and the hunting palace. Our tour guide shared lots about the... read more

Reviewed October 8, 2017
Eagan, Minnesota
Elegantly Impressive Augustusburg Palace

Another must see attraction when visiting Cologne is the UNESCO Bruhl Augustusburg Palace. It was... read more

Reviewed October 7, 2017
Rey M
Sarnia, Canada
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Max-Ernst-Allee, 50321 Bruhl, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 2232 44000
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Reviewed October 8, 2017

We had a great tour of this palace and the hunting palace. Our tour guide shared lots about the palace, and lots about what we saw in each and every room. It was impressive to know and understand how they lived so many years ago....More

Thank williamrE6870OT
Reviewed October 7, 2017

Another must see attraction when visiting Cologne is the UNESCO Bruhl Augustusburg Palace. It was the estate residence of the prince-archbishop of Cologne. It illustrates the power held by the religious head of the church during the medieval times. The palace is elegantly impressive especially...More

Thank Rey M
Reviewed September 29, 2017

Its a magnificent complex, not Versilles or Schonbrunn but diffidently would recommend if it wouldn't be for the horrendous tour, tours are frequent and cheap, I remember 8euros, access is from the train station via the very nice gardens. Tours are in German so auto...More

Thank Efren N
Reviewed September 27, 2017

Great tour. The architecture is incredible. And the gardens are beautiful. The guide was very entertaining and informative. But for the size of the castle, wish we had been allowed to see more rooms. Make sure you select a tour time in the appropriate language.

Thank 50ishFemaleTraveler
Reviewed August 30, 2017

Very knowledgeable and friendly guide. Tour made more interesting than usual with things to touch, secret entries etc.

Thank Fiona_Mayne
Reviewed August 10, 2017

The palace is very beautiful. Barocco style, massively decorated all over. It's impressive size for a small city like Bruhl. Big enough parking and railway station close by. The gardens are worth a long walk. Look for the "Secret garden" behind the hedges side by...More

1  Thank OrlandoSeaHorse
Reviewed July 29, 2017

It's a bit unfair to really compare, I know, but Palaces of wealthy muckety-mucks are difficult to not stack rank in the mind’s eye. And while it does not reach the grandeur of Versailles or intimate Rococo style of Palace Sanssouci, Schlösser Brühl (Augustusburg /Falkenlust)...More

Thank brandarchitect
Reviewed July 21, 2017

The staircase is all in plaster made to look like marble. It is beautiful. Other than that the place is just like any other old, nicely appointed castle. The palace is pretty, but once you are on the tour you find out what little furniture...More

2  Thank JoeBob85
Reviewed July 5, 2017 via mobile

If touring in the Cologne/Bonn area a stop midway between, to visit the Schloss Augustusburg and the summer palace Falkenlust should be high on your agenda. Rightly Unesco heritage listed and in superb condition they offer an excelllent opportunity for a countryside visit. The Cologne/Bonn...More

1  Thank sartendb
Reviewed June 5, 2017

The palace and the surrounding garden and forest are undoubtedly beautiful and you should come here when visiting the Koln/Bonn area. It is a rococo castle with a marvellous staircase inside. However, the castle can only be visited with a guided tour. It was probably...More

1  Thank Magdi B
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February 20, 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