Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust at Brühl

UNESCO RegionEurope and North America
LocationState of North Rhine-Westphalia (Nordrhein-Westfalen)
CoordinatesN50 49 30.1 E6 54 35.2
Inscription Date1984
Property (ha)89
Type of HeritageCultural
CriteriaTo exhibit an important interchange of human values - over a span of time or within a cultural area of the world - on developments in architecture or technology; monumental arts; town-planning or landscape design
CriteriaTo be an outstanding example of a type of building; architectural or technological ensemble or landscape which illustrates (a) significant stage(s) in human history
Unesco Reference Number288
DescriptionSet in an idyllic garden landscape, Augustusburg Castle (the sumptuous residence of the prince-archbishops of Cologne) and the Falkenlust hunting lodge (a small rural folly) are among the earliest examples of Rococo architecture in 18th-century Germany.
StatusWorld Heritage Site