Haus zum Falken
Haus zum Falken
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monideepa d
Bangalore District, India1,160 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
Standing close to the Marienkapelle and on the market square is the Haus zum Falken, also known as the Falkenhaus.
The original building was called "Hof zur Burg parish". It was destroyed almost completely and parts of the facade had collapsed during the bomb attacks on Würzburg.
Reconstruction works commenced after the World War II, but there were many delays until the Würzburg municipal building authority finally took up the project and reconstructed the building including the facade based on the presentations of old photographs of the building. The interiors however, have been adapted to contemporary uses and has been housing the Tourist Information and Central City Library since 1952.
Written 2 February 2020
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laczkozsu
Debrecen, Hungary2,186 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
Falkenhouse is near the Marienkapelle, formerly was a guesthouse. This nice building received ornate stucco facade in 1751. Nowadays it’s a Tourist Info and Ticket Service. We got a map and bought some fridge magnets there.
Written 25 October 2023
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konshoe
Ipoh, Malaysia593 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2014 • Solo
While strolling in the old town I came across the three-storey tall lightly beige façade of Falkenhaus' (Falcon House) Baroque architecture, promising a photogenic opportunity against the clear blue skies. It was hailed as having one of the most beautiful Rococo façades in south Germany, with those elegant curls on the three Rococo gables grabbing every photographer's attention.
Written 1 May 2014
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folieske4
Antwerp, Belgium7,248 contributions
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Aug 2011 • Couples
On the location of the current Falcon house was in mediaeval times the residence of the Cathedral priest located. In 1735 the House was property of innkeeper Franz Thomas Meißner. Meißner's widow Barbara had in 1751 the facade ornamented with beautiful rococo stucco by travelling plasterers from Upper Bavaria. With the original original curly curved facades it is one of the most beautiful rococo façades in South Germany. In 1939 the house was bought by the municipalty of Würzburg. With the bombing in 1945 the building was completely burned down and parts of the facade collapsed. Reconstruction using old photos lasted until 1950. Since 1952, the Falkenhaus serves the tourist information with ticket service and the municipal library.
Written 25 December 2011
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Alfred V
Amsterdam, The Netherlands2,714 contributions
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Sept 2020
You will have to look up top to see the falcon after which this house was named (it was placed on the building much later than its construction). Beautiful facade on a great location.
Written 24 September 2020
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Alice R
Hobart, Australia8,929 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Friends
Only observed from the outside on the way through the area, highly elaborate stucco work, minimal time required to see this.
Written 14 March 2020
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retireeVancouver
Vancouver, Canada1,829 contributions
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May 2016 • Couples
I came across the Haus zum Falken, a 2 story light yellow "mansion" unexpectedly on the Wurzburg market square. It was easily recognizable by its features seen on pics of attractions for Wurzburg. The rococo decor still looked attractive and certainly must have been very impressive as it probably showed off the wealth and cultivated taste of its 18th century owners. The white ornamental plaster work is heavily applied over each window of which there are plenty on 2 levels as well as on the "attic" windows on the roof line. Between the windows a linear frame of plaster work appears. All together, the building looks very elegant. What a disappointment to enter the ground floor to find bare white walls of a tourist information office! Allow time for a photo stop.
Written 28 June 2016
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Irina T
Chisinau, Chisinau, Moldova145 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015 • Friends
We did not know it is an attraction when we were there, but we were surprised by the architecture - so many details in the decoration, that we could not just pass by. It catched the eye and we had to stop and stare. One day later I found out that the city actually was seriously destroyed during the second world war, so most of it was reconstructed. If this is reconstructed, they did a great job!
Written 30 December 2015
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travellerIndian
Chandigarh, India1,367 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2015 • Couples
It is an attractive yellow facaded building which you are shown as a part of the city tour. Originally owned bya wealthy trader, then a hotel, it has now been converted for other uses.

The facade does look a bit too ostentatious for my taste, but perhaps that is what Roccoco style is all about.
Written 20 September 2015
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DonPaulo
Richmond, Virginia1,233 contributions
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Jan 2012
I suppose there is no arguing over matters of taste. I dislike rococo architecture and painting. The Falkanhaus is the epitome of full-blown rococo and looks to me like part of an overdecorated birthday cake. The building was a shell after the war and has been restored to its previous appearance. I do admire the craftsmanship and artistry that went into the restoration, but I still do not like it. Have a look for yourself!
Written 12 January 2012
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