Brühl Things to Do

  • Bruhl Palace
    Bruhl Palace
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  • Walking on water, anyone can do it.
    Walking on water, anyone can do it.
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    Augustusburg Palace, Bruhl
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    Augustusburg Palace

    by antistar Updated Jun 13, 2013
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    Starting out as the residence of the Arch-Bishop Elector of Cologne, the palace switched allegiance after the second world war and became a reception hall for guests of the state for the Federal Government of Germany in nearby Bonn. Today with the government removed to Berlin, the palaces are open to the public as a tourist destination. You can walk the beautiful gardens for free, or a (German only) tour will cost you five euros.

    Deep in the countryside, about a two kilometer walk from Augustusburg, is the Falkenlust Palace. This is a small hunting lodge.

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    Cristuskirche

    by antistar Updated Mar 2, 2011

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    Juxtaposed with the flashy grandeur of the Augustusburg Palace next door, the small, white, plain Protestant Cristuskirche puts the excesses of the Catholic Archibishop's residence in stark contrast. But plain doesn't mean that the church isn't beautiful.

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    Walking on the frozen lakes.

    by Steve-H Updated Jan 8, 2009
    Walking on water, anyone can do it.

    Just out side of Bruhl is Phantasialand, a huge theme park that's well worth a visit in the summer, just opposite is some woodlands that hide a series of great lakes. The lakes were the result of quarrying done here decades ago and are now a nature reserve. In winter the lakes freeze over and you can walk over them, skate on them or pull your kids along on a toboggan. All good fun, very cold though so dress well.
    The frozen lake makes strange noises too, moans and creaks that are wierd the first time you hear them. In the picture I have cleared some snow and you can see the pebbles below my feet on the lake bed.

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    the Augustusburg

    by Agatho Written Jul 28, 2008
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    As you are exiting the train station Bruhl you will immediately see in front of you the Bruhl Palace, Augustusburg. After all the station was originary built for the Palace. . .

    The palaces were built at the beginning of the 18th century by the Archbishop-Elector of Cologne, Clemens August of Bavaria (1700-1761) of the Wittelsbach family. The architects were Johann Conrad Schlaun and François de Cuvilliés. The magnificent staircase in Augustusburg Palace was designed by Johann Balthasar Neumann.


    The gardens were designed by Dominique Girard. An elaborate flower garden for an area south of the palaces was also designed, but it was restructured by Peter Joseph Lenné in the 1800s and turned into a landscape garden. Attempts to renovate the area have proven difficult, due to poor source material availability.

    Until 1994, Augustusburg has been used as a reception hall for guests of state by the German President.Since the 2001 season, the palace management has offered normal sightseeing tours as well as specially themed tours.

    Augustusburg Palace and its parks also serve as a venue for the Brühl Palace Concerts.

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    Apres Ski Bar

    by ettenaj Updated Jan 10, 2007

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    Apres Ski ?

    We went to Phantasia over the Christmas period and where garaunteed snow, which we did.So to go in a bar called Apres Ski was quite relevant. A lovely atmosphere nicely decked out with reindeer and trees. A good place for a warm and a hot wine, Fridays and Saturday open late untill 11.00pm

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    Winter wonderland

    by ettenaj Written Jan 5, 2007

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    If you can go over Christmas this is the best time in my opion. There is real snow on the ground, over 1000 christmas trees, many places to get gingerbread and mulled wine. Characters dressed as snowflakes, elves and there is even a father christmas that rides round the park in a little buggy, great for photos.

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    See A Show

    by ettenaj Written Jan 5, 2007

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    Entrance to one of the theatres

    Whilst in the theme park there are a variety of free shows you can watch. We saw something like a circus act done on stage it was very very entertaining and suitable for all ages. With fabulous costumes and sound effects.

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    Ride the Black Mamba!

    by ettenaj Written Jan 5, 2007

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    Last year this ride was under construction so we couldnt go on it, but this year it was finished and was well worth the wait!! You are transported in to the depths of Africa with all the sounds of the wild. The carraiges sit 4 abreast with your feet hanging down, after being safely fastened in, the ride whips you to a dizzy height before dropping down and turning 360% at a fantastic speed. You fly along turning over another 4 times before returning to base. My partner is 60 and was really apprehensive about trying it, he enjoyed it that much we rode it a second time!

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    Funtasia!!!!

    by ettenaj Updated Nov 27, 2005

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    Take the free bus to Phantasia land, this can be caught next to the train station, you cannot mistake it as it has Phantasia all over it. This is a fun packed day for all ages, rides, shows lakes and entertainment for one and all. A must is the 4D cinema show it is absolutely brilliant. Approximately 18euro each adult for entry then the rest is free. They even have lockers for bags for a couple oy euros for the day. Many places to eat and drink, from pizzas to chinese takeaway. Each seperate area is completely different in style ie China Town with oriental music playing , to the Wild west with lasso yeilding cowboys on the loose!!

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    Phantasialand

    by Carino Written Sep 22, 2003

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    Colorado Adventure

    Go back to Childhood and spend a day in the Phantasialand in Br?hl.

    You get a free entry, if you go on your birthday! Cool, ey?

    My favorite rides are: Colorado Adventure, Phantasieland Jet, River Quest, Stonewash Creek and Winja's Fear & Winja's Force.

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    Let your phantasy go!

    by Roeffie Updated Aug 7, 2003

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    Phantasialand

    Phantasialand

    A large attractionpark with lots of attractions and shows, for those who love these kind of entertainement a must see. I not especially fond of these kind of parks.

    But hey, there is something for everyone.

    Entrance fees
    Dayticket € 24,50
    2 day ticket € 37,00
    Day ticket for children from 1 metre up to 1,45 metre € 19,50
    2 day ticket for children
    from 1 metre up to 1,45 metre € 27,00
    Children under 1 metre free

    Opening Hours
    Phantasialand is open from 1st april to 17th october, daily between 9h to 18h.

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    Price Guide

    by ettenaj Written Jan 9, 2007

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    Phantasialand
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    Phantastialand Wintertraum 2006/07
    Pay for one day get the second day free!!!
    Anyone who has a birthday and takes proof can get in free for the day!!
    Adult price 21 euro
    OAP price 13 euro

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