Photographs Brühl Schloß Augustusburg

Augustusburg Palace

This palace is a masterpiece in the Rococo style, and was commissioned by the Archbishop-Elector Clemens August of Cologne in the eighteenth century. Clemens August was a member of the Wittelsbach family, the rulers of Bavaria, hence he must have been very familiar with the style.

The palace is situated in Brühl, between Cologne and Bonn, and easily accessible from both these cities by taking the local train services. The palace is right in front of the station, so there should be no worries about being lost!

At the time of visiting (July 2010), the palace was open every day, except Mondays. The opening times were 9:00 to 12:00 and 13:30 to 16:00 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, and open between 10:00 to 17:00 on Saturdays and Sundays. To visit the palace, you need to join a guided tour. Entry cost €5. It’s also worth mentioning that there is little heating and therefore can be very cold, and the palace is closed to visitors in December and January.

Together with the Falkenlust hunting lodge (Jagdschloß), the palace is a UNESCO World Heritage site. For Falkenlust, see Brühl – Jagdschloß Falkenlust.

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