Brühl (help·info) is a town in the Rhineland of Germany. It is located in Rhein-Erft-Kreis, 20 km south of Cologne city center and at the edge of Naturpark Kottenforst-Ville Nature Reserve.
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 Augustusburg and Falkenlust palaces 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.
- The amusement park Phantasialand.
- The Max-Ernst-Museum, opened in 2005. It displays sculptures and paintings of the surrealistic artist Max Ernst, who was born in Brühl.
- Local history and pottery are shown in two small museums in the city (Museumsinsel),
Brühl station is on the Left Rhine line and the nearby Kierberg station is on the Eifel Railway. Brühl also has several stops on line 18 of the Cologne Stadtbahn.
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