Schloss Augustusburg and the smaller hunting lodge, Falkenlust, are one of four UNESCO World Heritage sites in NRW. Located in Brühl, about 20 mins from Bonn, the drive from GK is an easy one and parking is easy to find around the palace. The park and gardens surrounding the palace are free for everyone to enjoy and is sure to be beautiful during the Spring and Summer months.
Augustusburg Palace and Falkenlust were both built in the 18th century in the Baroque style. Seeing the ornate staircase alone is worth the entrance fee. Tours of Augustusburg are given in German about every 30 minutes and last about an hour. You can borrow a headset for €1 to listen to the tour in English.
Falkenlust is about a 30 min walk south of Augustusburg. Audio guides are available for this building too, but they will give you paper explanations to read on your self guided tour of the lodge that are sufficient.
Augustusburg and Falkenlust are definitely worth the visit. The palace is even more impressive than Linderhof, and a much shorter drive. I think you could see everything in about three hours and then head to Bonn for some shopping or site seeing while you’re in the area.
Closed December and January
Tues-Fri: 0900-1200; 1330-1600