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Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust at Brühl - Germany
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Iris & Harry
N 50° 49.701 E 006° 54.477
32U E 352667 N 5632822
Quick Description: Castle Augustusburg, great European architecture from the 18th century.
Location: Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Date Posted: 2/18/2018 11:01:31 AM
Waymark Code: WMXR77
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
Views: 3

Long Description:
Information from the official tourism website:
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" Castle Augustusburg

A Rococo masterpiece, Castle Augustusburg in the town of Brühl is an inseparable part of the history of great European architecture in the first half of the 18th century.

In 1725, the Prince Elector Clemens August commissioned architect Johann Konrad Schlaun from Westphalia to erect a castle residence on the foundations of a medieval fortress. As prime examples of the art of castle building in the 18th century, Castle Augustusburg and Castle Falkenlust have been adopted into the UNESCO’s list of World heritage sites. They were the first creations of the Rococo style of any importance in Germany, and for half a century they served as examples for numerous princely courts in Germany. They are open to the public throughout the year. "


Augustusburg and Falkenlust Palaces, Brühl. (2017, November 1). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 17:34, February 18, 2018, from (visit link) :

"The Augustusburg and Falkenlust Palaces form a historical building complex in Brühl, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, which has been listed as a UNESCO cultural World Heritage Site since 1984. The buildings are connected by the spacious gardens and trees of the Schlosspark. Augustusburg Palace (German: Schloss Augustusburg) and its parks also serve as a venue for the Brühl Palace Concerts. The Max Ernst Museum is located nearby.

The palaces were built at the beginning of the 18th century by the Archbishop-Elector of Cologne, Clemens August of Bavaria of the Wittelsbach family. The architects were Johann Conrad Schlaun and François de Cuvilliés. The main block of Augustusburg Palace is a U-shaped building with three main storeys and two levels of attics. The magnificent staircase was designed by Johann Balthasar Neumann.

The gardens were designed by Dominique Girard. An elaborate flower garden for an area south of the palaces was also designed, but it was restructured by Peter Joseph Lenné in the 19th century and turned into a landscape garden. Attempts to renovate the area have proven difficult, due to poor source material availability.

Falkenlust hunting lodge was designed by François de Cuvilliés and built from 1729 to 1740, in the style of the Amalienburg hunting lodge in the park of Nymphenburg Palace.

From shortly after World War II until 1994, Augustusburg was used as a reception hall for guests of state by the German President, as it is not far from Bonn, which was the capital of the Federal Republic of Germany at that time."
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