>> Schloss Augustusburg, Gartenansicht
From 1725–68, Elector Clemens August gave orders to erect today’s horseshoe-shaped castle according to the plans of Johann Conrad Schlaun, the famous Baroque architect from Münster. It was erected on top of the rests of the water fortress, which was blasted in 1689.From 1728-40, Francois de Cuvilliés reconstructed the castle into the elector’s residence in a French early Rococo design. The famous staircase was designed and then built by Balthasar Neumann from 1740-48. Today, the Castle Augustusburg is said to be the most meaningful Baroque castle of the Rhineland. In 1984, the Castle Augustusburg, the little pleasure palace Falkenlust and the large-scale park were included in the list of the UNESCO world cultural heritage.
In summer, from the beginning of May until the end of August, the annual “Brühler Schlosskonzerte” (Brühl castle concerts) take place in the Castle Augustusburg.
Schloss Augustusburg in Brühl
Telephone: +49 (0)22 32 / 440 00 or 944 31 17
- Tu. – Fr. 09:00 AM – 12:30 PM (admission until 12:00 PM)
- and 13:30 – 17:00 PM (admission until 16:30 PM)
- Sa., Su. and holidays 10:00 AM – 18:00 PM (admission until 17:00 PM)
Source: Tourismus&Congress GmbH Region Bonn/Rhein-Sieg/Ahrweiler