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Schloss Augustusburg

Max-Ernst-Allee, 50321 Bruhl, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 2232 44000
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Beautiful castle, annoying tour

The palace and the surrounding garden and forest are undoubtedly beautiful and you should come here... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Magdi B
Brussels, Belgium
False advertising

Despite publishing the hours of opening, we had the door shut in our face at midday and they did... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sydney, Australia
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Max-Ernst-Allee, 50321 Bruhl, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 2232 44000
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Magdi B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Despite publishing the hours of opening, we had the door shut in our face at midday and they did not reopen until 1330. The founds are impressive, especially by size, but the incorrect advertising of opening hours, in multiple locations and on multiple publications, is...More

Thank Principaltraveller52
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is an impressive Rococco palace, in good repair. Visitors can enter via a tour only, with audio guides included in the price, in languages other than German. Note that cash only is accepted for ticket sales, and that you will be asked for a...More

1  Thank Ruth400
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Decided to come after visiting Bonn. This castle is very accessible and offers nice scenery. Picturesque facade and spacious garden. Worth a stroll when you're in Bonn or Cologne.

Thank Leon L
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had a better experience than some of the reviews here but that was because we were part of a Viking River Cruise tour. They provided us with an English speaking guide who was very attentive and personable. As far as castle palaces go, it...More

Thank Cartercrew
Reviewed 18 May 2017

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 14 May 2017

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

1  Thank Sharon M
Reviewed 5 May 2017

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

1  Thank Charith D
Reviewed 2 May 2017

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 2 May 2017

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
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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