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Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust at Brühl

Set 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.

Criteria for inclusion as a World Heritage Site

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iiTo 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. All
ivTo be an outstanding example of a type of building, architectural or technological ensemble or landscape which illustrates (a) significant stage(s) in human history. All

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Cologne de en 13.3km site_izi
Tour through Cologne en 13.3km site_izi
Cologne Central Mosque 202013.5km site_ao
Papa Joe’s Biersalon Klimperkasten 202013.1km site_ao
Senfmuseum (Mustard Museum) 201912.5km site_ao
Listening to the Future 201912.6km site_ao
St. Petersglocke 201513.4km site_ao
Cologne’s Love Locks Bridge 201213.5km site_ao
Church of St. Ursula 200913.8km site_ao
Chandelier Hall of the Cologne Sewerage System 201714.5km site_ao
Germany’s Cherry Blossom Tunnels 201816.2km site_ao
Iron Man 201813.6km site_ao
Secret Grave in the Pylon of Severinsbrücke Bridge 201612.5km site_ao
Faculty of Pedagogy, University of Bonn 15.4km site_brutalism
Commercial Building 16.7km site_brutalism
Kindergarten St. Bonifazius 15.9km site_brutalism
Georg-Büchner-Gymnasium 13.2km site_brutalism
House of the Regional Authorities (Landesbehördenhaus) 20.4km site_brutalism
Studio van Dorp 18.1km site_brutalism
District City Hall Rodenkirchen 19669.7km site_brutalism
Auferstehungskirche 196515.4km site_brutalism
Holy Cross Church (Heilig-Kreuz-Kirche) 196419km site_brutalism
Bethanien Children’s Village 196219.6km site_brutalism
St. Maria Visitation (St. Mariä Heimsuchung) 196214.4km site_brutalism
St. Johannes der Täufer, Catholic University Hospital Church 195811km site_brutalism
Ungers Residence and Office Building 13.3km site_brutalism
Hügelhaus 6.2km site_brutalism
Resurrection of Christ Church (Kirche Christi Auferstehung) 12.3km site_brutalism
Ebertplatz 197214.4km site_brutalism
Lecture Centre and Library, University of Cologne 11.4km site_brutalism
Johannes XXIII 196410.9km site_brutalism
Central Canteen, University of Cologne (Zentralmensa, Universität Köln) 196911.5km site_brutalism
St. Gertrud 14.4km site_brutalism
House for International Law, University of Cologne (Haus für Internationale Rechtsgebiete, Universität Köln) 12.2km site_brutalism
Realschule (Secondary School) (today: Max und Moritz Elementary School) 18.6km site_brutalism
Cologne Cathedral 199613.3km site_whs

About the source: UNESCO

Within UNESCO's broad remit, this specialised agency of the UN works towards international cooperation agreements to secure the world's cultural and natural heritage, designating venues of exceptional value as World Heritage Sites.