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Schloss Augustusburg

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One of the finest Rococo Schlösser in Europe

You should absolutely visit this schloss. One of the first in Rococo style. The young female guide... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Amersfoort, The Netherlands
I have seen some spectacular palaces - this one is one of the gems!

I'm a regular visitor to historic buildings, this one was a great surprise - more spectacular on... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Max-Ernst-Allee, 50321 Bruhl, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 2232 44000
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Reviewed 4 days ago

You should absolutely visit this schloss. One of the first in Rococo style. The young female guide ( only guided visits are allowed) gave very ( short but clear) information. Especially the entrance is overwhelming. Together with the gardens and the other schloss it is...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm a regular visitor to historic buildings, this one was a great surprise - more spectacular on the inside than it looked from the outside. I loved the false Marble Staircases, and state rooms. Well worth the guided tour, and expect to walk to the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were taken by bus to this lovely palace. Unfortunately the style isn't to our taste; too rococo. We had a lovely walk around the gardens including the secret garden.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a wonderful place to see a UNESCO site that brings back the life style of the royalty of an era gone by. The restoration work is wonderful and the tour guides are knowledgeable and share interesting insights about the place and the people...More

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Fantastic building with rich historical connections, I'd stumbled across an article regarding Augustusburg whilst looking for places to see whilst in Köln. The only minor gripe, which is why I haven't scored them 5 stars is for their payment facilities in Falkenlust (the hunting lodge,...More

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Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

This palace is beautiful . There are 3 elements to this attraction including the main palace , hunting lodge and gardens . The house tour was very well done . There was a clear script but the guide answered all our questions . The hunting...More

Thank laj2e7
Reviewed 19 August 2018

The Schloss is remarkable. Gives a great opportunity to understand the never-satisfied need for power and fame. Very rich Rokoko style. Too rich! But fascinating to observe how many ways one can take in order to idealize and praise his family status and his Power...More

Thank zviamely
Reviewed 29 July 2018

Beautiful castle and very nice garden where you can see the importance of symetry in this kind of design and architecture. The rooms are very well kept and richly ornated. The guided tour was short and lively. You can NOT take pictures inside the castle...More

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Reviewed 4 July 2018

We loved the tour. The Schloss gives an individual a perspective of the times and culture of the elite. While toned down from some of the arch bishops places, it is worth a visit.

Thank Senioronabudget
Reviewed 5 June 2018

This is well worth visiting if you are in Cologne. For perspective, prior to German unification, while the German Federal Capitol was Bonn, Schloss Augustusburg was where most of the receptions and state dinners for visiting heads of state were held. The building is incredibly...More

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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