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Where can one get a great breakfast in the morning?

"Where in Brühl can I buy fresh rolls in the morning or get a nice breakfast with coffee?" (posted 07/02/2014)

in Brühl, there are many, many bakeries, and almost everywhere you can have breakfast.
Answer provided by Ute Schuster on 07/02/2014
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"Why should someone do a vacation in Brühl? Can you possibly tell me 2-3 popular travel tips for Brühl, which everyone visiting Brühl should see? Also let me know 2-3 special insider travel tips for Brühl that a typical tourist may not know about, but that you can highly recommend. Thanks!" (posted 07/01/2014)

The most interesting things are all known. Brühl has a lot to visit, Brühl Castle Augustusburg, Max Ernst Museum, several lakes, landscapes, Phantasialand etc. Further insights at: www.bruehl.de
Answer provided by Ute Schuster on 07/02/2014
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http://www.bruehl.de/tourismus/tourismus/bruehl_entdecken.php Here you find everything about the town of Brühl near Cologne. The most famous is probably the Phantasialand. Elisabeth Aussem
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In Bruehl, you should visit: www.phantasialand.de and www.schlossbruehl.de Sincerely, B.Ball
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Popular Points of Interest in and near Brühl

  • Phantasialand
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    Phantasialand

    Phantasialand is an amusement park in Brühl, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany that attracts approximately 1,75 million visitors annually. The park was opened in 1967 by Gottlieb Löffelhardt and Richard Schmidt. Although starting as a family-oriented park, Phantasialand has also added thrill rides, especially during recent years. Furthermore, following the example of Europa-Park, they have decided to attract business customers beside the regular ones, calling it "Business der neuen Dimension" ("business of a new dimension").

    Among the park's thrill rides is a themed Mine Train roller coaster called Colorado Adventure, which runs among some mountains in the park's Wild West section and was opened by Michael Jackson.

    In 2001 a blaze took place that destroyed two roller coasters, a theatre and parts of the Westernstadt. It was the result of a cable fire in the Grand-Canyon-Bahn which was caused by faulty wiring. The blaze caused a material damage of about 38 million Deutsche Mark (~ 15 mio. USD) and 70 people were slightly injured. Phantasialand reopened the park about two weeks later and invested about 2 mio. Euro in fire safety, equipping every building with sprinkler systems.

    The Phantasialand is also home to "Mystery Castle", an indoor Ride Trade/Intamin Bungee Drop featuring a walk through a haunted castle. Next to the castle is "River Quest", a rapid river ride which features a lift, built by Hafema in 2002. It replaced the attractions which were destroyed by the fire one year before.

  • The Augustusburg and Falkenlust Palaces
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    The Augustusburg and Falkenlust Palaces

    Set in an idyllic garden landscape, Augustusburg Castle (the sumptuous residence of the prince-archbishops of Cologne) and the Falkenlust hunting lodge (a small rural folly) are among the earliest examples of Rococo architecture in 18th-century Germany. They have been listed as a UNESCO cultural World Heritage Site since 1984. They are connected by the spacious gardens and trees of the Schlosspark.

    Hours: Tuesday - Friday 9am - 5pm. Saturday and Sunday 10am - 6pm. Closed in December and January.

    Admission: Adults 5 €, Children 3.50 € Family card 12 €. Entrance to the castle park grounds is free.

  • Augustusburg and Falkenlust Palaces
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    Augustusburg and Falkenlust Palaces

    The Augustusburg and Falkenlust palaces is a historical building complex in Brühl, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, which have been listed as a UNESCO cultural World Heritage Site since 1984. They are connected by the spacious gardens and trees of the Schlosspark. Augustusburg Palace and its parks also serve as a venue for the Brühl Palace Concerts. The Max Ernst Museum is located nearby.

    The palaces were built at the beginning of the 18th century by the Archbishop-Elector of Cologne, Clemens August of Bavaria of the Wittelsbach family. The architects were Johann Conrad Schlaun and François de Cuvilliés. The main block Augustusburg Palace is a U-shaped building with three main storeys and two levels of attics. The magnificent staircase 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 19th century and turned into a landscape garden. Attempts to renovate the area have proven difficult, due to poor source material availability.

    Falkenlust was built from 1729 to 1740, in the style of the Amalienburg hunting lodge in the park of Nymphenburg Palace by François de Cuvilliés.

    From shortly after World War II until 1994, Augustusburg was used as a reception hall for guests of state by the German President, as it is not far from Bonn, which was the capital of Germany at that time.

  • Augustusburg and Falkenlust Palaces, Brühl
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    Augustusburg and Falkenlust Palaces, Brühl

    The Augustusburg and Falkenlust palaces is a historical building complex in Brühl, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, which have been listed as a UNESCO cultural World Heritage Site since 1984. They are connected by the spacious gardens and trees of the Schlosspark. Augustusburg Palace and its parks also serve as a venue for the Brühl Palace Concerts. The Max Ernst Museum is located nearby.

    The palaces were built at the beginning of the 18th century by the Archbishop-Elector of Cologne, Clemens August of Bavaria of the Wittelsbach family. The architects were Johann Conrad Schlaun and François de Cuvilliés. The main block Augustusburg Palace is a U-shaped building with three main storeys and two levels of attics. The magnificent staircase 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 19th century and turned into a landscape garden. Attempts to renovate the area have proven difficult, due to poor source material availability.

    Falkenlust was built from 1729 to 1740, in the style of the Amalienburg hunting lodge in the park of Nymphenburg Palace by François de Cuvilliés.

    From shortly after World War II until 1994, Augustusburg was used as a reception hall for guests of state by the German President, as it is not far from Bonn, which was the capital of Germany at that time.



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Brühl Overview

Brühl is a city in Germany, located 20 km south of Cologne (Cologne vacation rentals | Cologne travel guide), in the Rhein-Erft-Kreis. It is located at the edge of the nature reserve Naturpark Kottenforst-Ville.

The town of Brühl was the residence of the Prince Bishops of Cologne. In the 18th century the Prince Bishop Clemens August replaced a former ruined castle and built the Palaces Augustusburg (Augustusburg vacation rentals | Augustusburg travel guide) and Falkenlust near the city centre. Today both are listed as UNESCO - World Heritage Sites. Until 1990 Augustusburg Palace was used by the West German government to receive foreign heads of states visiting West Germany.

Things to See

  • The amusement park Phantasialand.
  • The Max-Ernst-Museum, opened in 2005. It displays sculptures and paintings of the surrealistic artist Max Ernst (Ernst vacation rentals | Ernst travel guide), who was born in Brühl.
  • Local history and pottery are shown in two small museums in the city (Museumsinsel),

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More about the History of Brühl

The town of Brühl was the residence of the Prince Bishops of Cologne. In the 18th century the Prince Bishop Clemens August replaced a former ruined castle and built the Palaces Augustusburg and Falkenlust near the city centre. Today both are listed as UNESCO - World Heritage Sites. Until 1990 Augustusburg Palace was used by the West German government to receive foreign heads of states visiting West Germany.

Brühl is a city in Germany, located 20 km south of Cologne, in the Rhein-Erft-Kreis. The town of Brühl was the residence of the Prince Bishops of Cologne. In the 18th century the Prince Bishop Clemens August replaced a former ruined castle and built the Palaces Augustusburg and Falkenlust near the city centre. Today both are listed as UNESCO - World Heritage Sites.

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