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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  • We were taken to the palace by a tour bus via Viking River Cruise. It's an optional offshore excursion that is worth every cent. We were blessed with a nice weather the day of our tour (considering.....  more »
  • The palace represents one of the first examples of Rococo creations in Germany. Archbishop Clemens August had his palace built on the ruins of a medieval moated castle. The palace became one of the....  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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