Brühl (Rhineland) is where you wonder why you didn’t come here before. Located short distances from the bustle of Cologne and Bonn, it has that quality of timeless charm that grabs you as soon as you set foot.
The feeling lingers as you visit its many historic sites and relax in the lap of its verdant landscapes, or sit back with your favorite beverage in the cozy confines of a restaurant on a quaint cobbled street.
Well, you won’t be the first to be smitten by Brühl. Its World Heritage sites have compelled visitors to return again and again.
See for yourself as you wander around the fabulous Augustusburg Palace with its splendid staircase and superb interiors. The sumptuousness of it all will remain with you long after you’ve left its elegant interiors. The extensive park and gardens outside is equally breathtaking adding to the overall ambience. Don’t miss the famous wall in the tree feature.
Falkenlust Castle is another World Heritage site that you can’t miss. Built in the 18th century it was visited by luminaries such as Mozart in its days of glory. Now, it’s your turn.
The nearby church in the form of a cave is another compelling sight for your eyes. Art lovers should definitely consider visiting the Max-Ernst collection on display at the museum housing the surrealist’s art work. About 250 pieces will leave you in awe of what the creative genius of a human being may be capable of when inspired to the right degree.
If you’re in Brühl with family and kids, you don’t have to think twice about visiting Phantasialand. This is said to be the second biggest of its kind in Europe — after Europa-Park in Rust near Freiburg — and is a theme park with everything in it. One ticket takes you through all rides and entertainments within the park which simply means you’re going to have the time of your life.