Augustusburg Palace

Augustusburg Castle Brühl

 

Brühl, about 15km south of Cologne, is home to the magnificent Augustusburg Castle, a must for admirers of the Baroque architectural era. Appointed by Clemens August von Wittelsbach, Elector and Archbishop of Cologne, three of the period's best architects worked on this elegant residence.

Today, the Castle Garden, modelled on the palace of Versailles, is especially popular with those who want to relax and enjoy nature. Guests can have a coffee on the Castle's terrace with a nice view over the sculptures and fountains of the park complex or perhaps take a walk to the smaller Falkenlust Castle nearby, originally built as a hunting lodge. In 1984, the Castles of Falkenlust and Augustusburg were inscribed together in the UNESCO Cultural World Heritage list as examples of beautifully preserved Rococo architecture.

The interior of the Augustusburg Castle incorporates every decorative and architectural element of the Baroque era. The most impressive characteristic is the ceremonial staircase built by the architect Balthasar Neumann. It is a creation of stucco, sculpture and faux marble, with a multicoloured ceiling fresco by Carlo Carlone.

Additional Information
Useful Information
  • Flight time from London: 1 hour 25 min
  • Cologne Bonn Airport: 25km from the city centre; transfer time about 25 min
  • Currency: Euro
Opening Times

Bruhl Palaces

 

Monday

Closed

 

Tuesday to Friday

9 am - 12 am

1:30 pm - 4 pm

 

Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays

10 am - 5 pm

 

Gardens & Parks

 

1st Feb to 14th March 2017

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

15th March to 25th March 2017

7:00 am - 7:00 pm

26th March to 30th April 2017

7:00 am - 8:00 pm

1st May to 31st August 2017

7:00 am - 9:00 pm

1st to 30th September 2017

7:00 am - 8:00 pm

1st October to 28th October 2017

7:00 am - 7:00 pm

29th October to 31st October 2017

7:00 am - 6:00 pm

1st November 2017 to 15th November 2017

7:00 am - 5:00 pm

16th November 2017 to 31st January 2018

7:00 am - 5:00 pm

Admission

Augustusburg Palace

Admission prices (incl. guided tour)

Adult €8.50 | Reduced €7.00
Family (2 adults und their school age children) €19.00
Students €5.00
School classes (per person) €3.50

 

Hunting Lodge Falkenlust

Admission prices (without guided tour)

Adult €6.50 | Reduced €5.00
Family (2 adults und their school age children) €14.00
Students €4.00
School classes (per person) €2.50

Guided tour of Falkenlust (German only)

Adult (package price for a max. of 25 people) €65.00 (group price)
School class (package price for a max. of 25 people) €15.00 (group price)

 

COMBI TICKET (combined admission to Augustusburg and Falkenlust)

Admission prices

Adult €13.00 | Reduced €10.00
Family (2 adults und their school age children) €27.00
Students €7.00
School classes (per person) €2.50

 

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