Augustusburg and Falkenlust Palaces

Embark on a regal journey at Augustusburg and Falkenlust Palaces in Brühl, where baroque grandeur meets rococo finesse in a sublime German setting. Read more

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Visit Augustusburg and Falkenlust Palaces in 2024

The twin palaces of Augustusburg and Falkenlust, situated in the charming town of Brühl, are masterpieces of German baroque and rococo architecture, inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Augustusburg Palace, with its imposing façade, grand staircase designed by Balthasar Neumann, and sumptuously decorated state rooms, reflects the prestige of its original owner, Archbishop-Elector Clemens August of Cologne. Its sprawling gardens, inspired by Versailles, are a harmonious blend of sculptures, fountains, and meticulous landscaping. A short stroll away lies the more intimate Falkenlust Hunting Lodge, which served as a retreat for falconry. The lodges' ornate interior and tranquil surroundings provided a perfect counterpoint to the ceremonial life at Augustusburg. Together, these palaces embody the opulence and artistic fervor of the 18th century, offering a captivating glimpse into the era's noble lifestyle.
Visiting the Augustusburg and Falkenlust Palaces provides a window into the pomp and circumstance of past eras, while the surrounding town of Brühl adds layers of cultural richness and contemporary entertainment options. Whether delving into the artistic heritage or enjoying the local atmosphere, this destination is steeped in history and beauty.

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What to do in Augustusburg and Falkenlust Palaces

Augustusburg Palace

Marvel at the architectural beauty of this 18th-century baroque palace, which boasts a magnificent staircase and lavish ceremonial rooms.

Falkenlust Hunting Lodge

Explore this intimate rococo hunting lodge where archbishops once indulged in falconry, set within an idyllic park.

Palace Gardens

Stroll through the exquisite baroque gardens, a tapestry of manicured lawns, ornate sculptures, and peaceful woodlands.

The Palace Chapel

Admire the stunning palace chapel in Augustusburg, a masterpiece of rococo art and a venue for classical concerts.

Max Ernst Museum

Nearby in Brühl, this museum is dedicated to the surrealist artist Max Ernst and showcases his paintings, sculptures, and graphic art.

Brühl Marketplace

The town center of Brühl offers historic charm with its traditional marketplace, quaint shops, and local eateries.


For those looking for a thrill, this nearby theme park offers exciting rides and entertainment for all ages.


A local sports venue which hosts various events and provides a real sense of community.

Brühl's Historical Museum

Discover the history of Brühl and the surrounding region, with exhibits ranging from the Roman era to the modern day.

The Rhine River

Take a short drive to enjoy the scenic beauty and recreational activities along one of Europe's most iconic rivers.

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