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“Nice Outing for the day”
Review of Schloss Bruehl

Schloss Bruehl
Ranked #3 of 13 things to do in Bruhl
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 17 April 2018

If you like Baroque palaces, then this is worth a visit...out in the countryside. Access signage could be better. The car park is relatively small. Its also a long walk from teh car park to the main entrance. No credit cards ae accepted, cash only. Very small gift shop, not much of a selection of items. Staff seemed annoyed by having to put up with visitors and give tours and answer questions. They seemed very cranky and impatient. The tour is rather short, only a few rooms are on the tour. Compared to the visitor experience at other similar palaces across Europe, this place has a lot of space for improvement in terms of customer service. No interior photographs are allowed. This is most definitely not Versailles (or Fontainebleu or any of many other palaces in Europe). Architecturally, it is interesting, but you have to be enthused before you arrive, as the staff certainly are not going to kindle your enthusiasm. Maybe we hit a bad day and the staff had been told earlier that they were all going to be terminated. Or maybe they are overworked and underpaid? Not well trained? The saving grace was a visit to the gardens and which are quite extensive. There is a restaurant cafe in the pavilion but its a relatively long walk (flat surface) to get there, you wil need some level of physical conditioning and good walking shoes. Otherwise just stroll around the adjacent landscaped garden rather than walking along the alley in the forest. The palace adjoins the town on one side, where there are a number of small shops and restaurants, concentrated along one main street.

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Reviewed 15 February 2018

The palace by its self is well worth a visit , the former home of the Bishop of Cologne its an UNESCO listed property , it's gardens are the jewels on the crown

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Reviewed 28 September 2017

As Its the same place as Schloss Augustusburg and trip advisor doesn't join them, I give them in both a terrible. Access from Colonge, easy and cheap by train, a short and impressive garden walk and you are in. Staff lacks name badges or uniforms, so they look quite plain, too plain. NO PICTURES, no social media selfie in the stair case witch is a magnificent master piece and must see, ONLY GERMAN SPEAKING TOURS, so if you don't understand, audio guide, that lasts a few seconds in each room, while the guide speaks for minutes, you spend more than an hour delighted by the beauty of the Germanic language, with nothing else you can do but just listen and not understand, strictly no free movement. Wanted to leave, but kept my manners, after that no Lodge out of there, had enough, really bad experience.

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Reviewed 28 September 2017

The park is really nice to walk through. Lots of private spots and beautifull area's. Too bad it closes so early.

Thank Steven C
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Reviewed 18 August 2017

Schloss Bruehl / Schloss Bruhl / Scloss Augustusburg / Bruhl Palace is one and the same place. You may want to search reviews for the different names it goes.

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