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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 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 located near Falkenlust Castle. The chapel is decorated with shells and semi-precious stones, such as lapis lazuli. Just a short stroll from Falkenlust lies Augustusburg Castle. Falkenlust is part of 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 known 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 known 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, built in 1729-1737 for Clemens August I of...

    Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust at Brühl: Falkenlust Castle is a Rococo hunting lodge, built in 1729-1737 for Clemens August I of Bavaria, he loved the falconry. A short stroll from Falkenlust Castle lies Augustusburg Castle. Both castles are situated in park Augustusburg. Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust at Brühl became an UNESCO World Heritage in 1984.

  3. Falkenlust Castle in Brühl - Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust at Brühl: Falkenlus Castle. Next to the Baroque French gardens of Augustusburg Castle, the forested...

    Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust at Brühl: Falkenlus Castle. Next to the Baroque French gardens of Augustusburg Castle, the forested areas were redesigned in an English landscape garden. The gardens were designed by Dominique Girard and Peter Joseph Lenné. The Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust at Brühl were declared an UNESCO World Heritage in 1984.

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

    Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust at Brühl: Falkenlust Castle is well-known for its mirror cabinet and staircase. The staircase of Falkenlust Castle is decorated with 9000 blue and white Dutch tiles. Falkenlust Castle was built and decorated by the most famous 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: A small chapel in Schlosspark Augustusburg. The chapel was built close...

    Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust at Brühl: A 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, such as 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: Detail of the Chapel of St Mary of Egypt. The chapel is decorated both inside and...

    Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust at Brühl: 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  apis lazuli. The tiny chapel is situated nearby Falkenlust Castle, this small 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.