Bruhl is regularly hailed as the pearl of Rhein-Erft district, and its exquisite architecture, rich culture and thriving gastronomical scene are testament to why. Glittering lakes hide in the surrounding woodland, where an awe-inspiring theme park allows kids and adults to indulge their wildest fantasies. The city’s dedication to art is evident in its fine collection of museums and its exemplary selection of exhibitions. Bruhl is a German city with a difference; a difference that cannot be simply defined by a specific landmark, but by the unique atmosphere that exudes from this cultural hub of thriving modernity and classic history.
The Augustusburg Palace is an arresting vision of regal splendour that has become the city’s architectural symbol. Built in the 18th century by a prominent German Archbishop, the filigreed façade and rich, yellow colour of the palace exudes an air of elegant classicism, Within, the grand and gorgeous staircase is a stunning sight and the surrounding gardens can be wandered within completely free; kaleidoscopic flower arrangements, landscaped gardens and ornate fountains are just a few of the stunning sights to be discovered.
The modern and artistic attitudes of the city manifest in the intriguing depths of the Max Ernst Museum, a mind bending melange of works by the prominent surrealist painter never before seen by public audiences. Inside, wacky and wonderful works comprise of 60 sculptures and 36 painting that were given to the painter’s wife as anniversary presents each year.
Hailed as one of the city’s most rustic and remarkable restaurants, the lovely La Paisana Restaurant offers visitors an internationally inspired taste of hearty and wholesome cuisine. A heated outdoor terrace means gastronomes can dine on delectable dishes such as wood grilled sirloin steak accompanied with a soft baked potato covered in spiced, ground vegetables. (Bonnstraße 106, 50321 Brühl)