Augustusburg and Falkenlust Palaces Facts
Falkenlust hunting lodge was designed by François de Cuvilliés. In the style of the Amalienburg hunting lodge in the park of Nymphenburg Palace.
The gardens were designed by Dominique Girard.
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.
In 1984, the two Brühl palaces, together with their gardens and parks, were included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
The Augustusburg and Falkenlust palaces in Brühl are two of Germany’s most important examples of Baroque and Rococo architecture, and served as models for numerous other German courts.
The two residences, Augustusburg and Falkenlust, are linked by an avenue running through the extensive Palace Park.
The construction of the palace began in 1725 on the ruins of a medieval moated castle, but it would take more than 40 years to complete.
Augustusburg Palace and its parks also serve as a venue for the Brühl Palace Concerts.