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Haus zum Falken

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Address: Wurzburg, Bavaria, Germany
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This historic building is known for its Rococo architecture.

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Most splendid of Wurzburg`s Baroque mansions

Next to the Chapel of the St. Mary you will find the Falcon house.Its Rococo stucco-work facade was added in 1751. Today you will find the tourist office inside the mansion.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 September 2016
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Wurzburg, Germany
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Wurzburg, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Next to the Chapel of the St. Mary you will find the Falcon house.Its Rococo stucco-work facade was added in 1751. Today you will find the tourist office inside the mansion.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

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... More 

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Chisinau, Chisinau, Moldova
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015

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... More 

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Chandigarh, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015

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.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2015

Maybe after seeing a number of UNESCO and other really spectacular sites, we were expecting more. A big ho-hum on our part. It's attractive but not particularly memorable or interesting (in the grand scheme of things). Better hustle along to the Residenz (aka Residenzplatz) for some really good memories in the making. Happy traveling to you all! Create your own... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2015

Since 1629 it was a hotel, now the tourist office and the city library is in the house. You can admire already from far the yellow painted building, with all the white stuccos.

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2015

A nice facade but impossible to view because of the ugly market stalls set up right in front of it. The market is not only an eyesore but very noisy, and beware of pickpockets in the area.

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Ipoh, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2014

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.

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Tokyo, Japan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2013

Falkenhaus, next to the Marienkapelle facing the Marktplatz, has the uniquely beautiful Rococo facade, and was the house of wealthy burgher in 18th century. The house is now a Tourist Office, Office of the Department of Culture, and the city library. Schonbornstrasse towards the Residenz from here is the main shopping street in Wurzburg.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2012

I liked the contrast of this Roccoco building , standing right beside the Gothic church.and some of the renaissance buildings on the other side of the Market Square Vive la différence !

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