AUGUSTUSBURG PALACE BRÜHL

 

Augustusburg Palace
Augustusburg Palace

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Augustusburg Palace

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Castles and palaces on the Rhine river

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Schloss Augustusburg Brühl
Schloss Augustusburg Brühl

10 % discount on the entrance fee to the Augustusburg and Falkenlust castles.

Yes, the castle has two thaler motifs of its own:
Augustusburg Palace and Falkenlust Palace.

UNESCO-Welterbestätten Schlösser Brühl
Augustusburg Palace
Parking Max-Ernst-Allee
D-50321 Brühl
Phone: + 49 2232-44 000
Email: mail(at)schlossbruehl.de
Internet: www.schlossbruehl.de/en/augustusburg-palace

From March

Tuesday - Friday 9:00 am - 16:00 pm (last admission)

Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays: 10:00 am -17:00 pm (last admission)

Montay closed

December, January, February closed

Please be aware that all visits to Augustusburg Palace are by guided tour only. The tour is included in the price of your ticket.
Visits to Falkenlust Palace are at your own pace.

UNESCO-Welterbestätten Schlösser Brühl
Augustusburg Palace
Parking Max-Ernst-Allee
D-50321 Brühl
Phone: + 49 2232-44 000
Email: mail(at)schlossbruehl.de
Internet: www.schlossbruehl.de/en/augustusburg-palace

Augustusburg Palace represents one of the first examples of Rococo creations in Germany. For the Cologne elector and archbishop Clemens August of the House of Wittelsbach it was the favourite residence.

The magical interplay of architecture, sculpture, painting and garden design made the Brühl Palaces a masterpiece of German Rococo.

UNESCO honoured history and present of the Rococo Palaces by inscribing Augustusburg Palace – together with Falkenlust Palace and their extensive gardens – on the World Heritage List in 1984.

Next to the Baroque gardens, Peter Joseph Lenné redesigned the forested areas based on English landscaping models. Today it is a wonderful place to have a walk.

Today, the state of North Rhine-Westphalia maintains these palaces for the public as museums, preserving its status as an internationally renowned World Heritage Site.

The formal garden of Augustusburg Palace in Brühl has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List back in 1984 together with the Brühl Palaces and counts as an outstanding example of internationally renowned garden art. The magic interplay of French-style gardens with the palaces made them a prime example for numerous 18th century German courts.

Centrepiece of the gardens is an ornamental parterre with round and quatrefoil fountain basins. The delicate ornamental boxwood flower beds with their almost filigree character are interspersed with patches of grass and coloured gravel. They are framed by borders, planted with summer blooms that flower from May to October in a strict rhythm of colour and vision. An adjacent mirror pool is fed by a final jet of water by way of flat cascades. Lateral alleys of lime tree lead over to the bosquets, small formal plantations of trees including open rooms and fountains.

The Baroque “Garden Parterre” follows an extensive expert restoration during the years of 1933 – 1937 and, today, it represents one of the foremost examples of an 18th century European formal garden.

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