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.
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.
- 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),