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Falkenlust Castle in Brühl

Schloss Falkenlust - Falkenlust Castle is located in Brühl, a town in Germany, about 20 km from Cologne. Falkenlust Castle was built in the period 1729-1740. It was built for Clemens August I of Bavaria, at first a Prince Bishop of Regensburg and Hildesheim, later Archbishop of Cologne and Grand Master of the Teutonic Order. Falkenlust was the favourite residence of Clemens August I, he used the small castle for entertaining guests and to practise his favourite sport of falconry. Falkenlust Castle is one of the most beautiful creations of the German Rococo, along with Augustusburg Castle. Falkenlust Castle is known for its staircase, decorated with Dutch ceramic tiles, and the mirror cabinet. The mirror cabinet of Falkenlust Castle was mentioned by the composer Mozart in his diary. Falkenlust Castle stands in the Park of Augustusburg Castle. The Park of Augustusburg Castle was modelled after the gardens of Versailles. A small chapel is situated close to Falkenlust Castle, the chapel is adorned with shells and semi-precious stones such as lapis lazuli. Just a short stroll from Falkenlust lies Augustusburg Castle. Falkenlust is part of the UNESCO World Heritage: Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust at Brühl. The Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust at Brühl gained status as UNESCO World Heritage in 1984.

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Falkenlust Castle in Brühl - Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust at Brühl: Falkenlust Castle is one of the most beautiful creations of the German Rococo, along...

Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust at Brühl: Falkenlust Castle is one of the most beautiful creations of the German Rococo, along with Augustusburg Castle. Falkenlust Castle is renowned for its mirror cabinet and staircase, decorated with Dutch tiles. The mirror cabinet is one of the most elaborate rooms within the castle, it was mentioned by the composer Mozart in his diary.

  1. Falkenlust Castle in Brühl - Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust at Brühl: Falkenlust Castle is one of the most beautiful creations of the German Rococo, along...

    Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust at Brühl: Falkenlust Castle is one of the most beautiful creations of the German Rococo, along with Augustusburg Castle. Falkenlust Castle is renowned for its mirror cabinet and staircase, decorated with Dutch tiles. The mirror cabinet is one of the most elaborate rooms within the castle, it was mentioned by the composer Mozart in his diary.

  2. Falkenlust Castle in Brühl - Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust at Brühl: Falkenlust Castle is a Rococo hunting lodge, it was built from 1729 to 1737 for...

    Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust at Brühl: Falkenlust Castle is a Rococo hunting lodge, it was built from 1729 to 1737 for Clemens August I of Bavaria, he loved the falconry. A short stroll from Falkenlust Castle lies Augustusburg Castle. Both castles are situated in Augustusburg Park. The Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust at Brühl are an UNESCO World Heritage.

  3. Falkenlust Castle in Brühl - Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust at Brühl: The backside of Falkenlust Castle. The forested areas around the Baroque French gardens of...

    Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust at Brühl: The backside of Falkenlust Castle. The forested areas around the Baroque French gardens of the Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust were transformed into an English landscape garden, the gardens were designed by the French garden designer Dominique Girard and the Prussian garden designer Peter Joseph Lenné.

  4. Falkenlust Castle in Brühl - Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust at Brühl: The Rococo hunting lodge Falkenlust Castle is well-known for its mirror cabinet and...

    Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust at Brühl: The Rococo hunting lodge Falkenlust Castle is well-known for its mirror cabinet and staircase. The staircase of Falkenlust Castle is embellished with 9000 blue and white Dutch tiles. Falkenlust Castle was designed and decorated by the most famous architects and artists of that time. Falkenlust Castle was built as a hunting lodge.

  5. Falkenlust Castle in Brühl - Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust at Brühl: The small chapel in Schlosspark Augustusburg. The chapel was built close...

    Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust at Brühl: The small chapel in Schlosspark Augustusburg. The chapel was built close to Falkenlust Castle in 1730 and is dedicated to St. Mary of Egypt. The chapel is decorated with numerous seashells, pebbles and gemstones, among them lapis lazuli. The Augustusburg Park was designed in the French garden style of Versailles.

  6. Falkenlust Castle in Brühl - Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust at Brühl: A detail of the Chapel of St Mary of Egypt. The chapel is decorated both inside and...

    Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust at Brühl: A detail of the Chapel of St Mary of Egypt. The chapel is decorated both inside and outside, it is adorned with shells and gemstones such as the deep-blue lapis lazuli, the tiny chapel is located near Falkenlust Castle, the Rococo hunting lodge stands in Augustusburg Park.

  7. Falkenlust Castle in Brühl - Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust at Brühl: Falkenlust Castle is surrounded by a wrought iron fence, decorated with gold...

    Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust at Brühl: Falkenlust Castle is surrounded by a wrought iron fence, decorated with gold coloured spikes. Falkenlust Castle was built for Clemens August I, Archbishop of Cologne. Falkenlust Castle was the favourite residence of Clemens August I, he used it for entertaining guests and falconry. 

  8. Falkenlust Castle in Brühl - Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust at Brühl: The main entrance gate of Falkenlust Castle. Falkenlust Castle was the favourite...

    Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust at Brühl: The main entrance gate of Falkenlust Castle. Falkenlust Castle was the favourite residence of Clemens August I, Archbishop of Cologne. The entrance gate is adorned with the golden initials of his name. The Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust at Brühl gained the status as an UNESCO World Heritage in 1984.