Brühl, North Rhine-Westphalia


Brühl, North Rhine-Westphalia

Infobox German Location
Art = Stadt
Name = Brühl
Wappen = Wappen von Brühl.pnglat_deg = 50 |lat_min = 50
lon_deg = 6 |lon_min = 54
Lageplan =
Bundesland = Nordrhein-Westfalen
Regierungsbezirk = Köln
Kreis = Rhein-Erft-Kreis
Höhe = 65
Fläche = 36.12
Einwohner = 44503
Stand = 2006-12-31
PLZ = 50321
Vorwahl = 02232
Kfz = BM
Gemeindeschlüssel = 05 3 62 012
Gliederung = 7
Website = [http://www.bruehl.de/ www.bruehl.de]
Bürgermeister = Michael Kreuzberg
Partei = CDU

Brühl is a city in Germany, located 20 km south of Cologne, in the Rhein-Erft-Kreis. It is located at the edge of the nature reserve Naturpark Kottenforst-Ville.

History

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.

Main sights

*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),

External links

* [http://www.bruehl.de/ Official website]
* [http://www.maxernstmuseum.de/ Max-Ernst-Museum]
* [http://www.bruehler-museumsinsel.de/ Brühler Museumsinsel]


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