Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust at Brühl



CountryGermany
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
URLhttp://whc.unesco.org/en/list/288
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