Augustusburg and Falkenlust Palaces
Parkplatz, Max-Ernst-Allee, 50321 Brühl, Germany
About Augustusburg and Falkenlust Palaces
The Augustusburg and Falkenlust Palaces were built at the beginning of the 18th century in Brühl. It is a UNESCO cultural World Heritage Site since 1984. It was used as a building for guests of the state by the German President till 1994, as it is not far from Bonn, which was the capital of the Federal Republic of Germany at that time.
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