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Jagdschloss is the German term for a hunting lodge.wikipedia
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It is a schloss set in a wildlife park or a hunting area (such as a forest, field or by a lake) that served primarily as accommodation for a ruler or aristocrat and his entourage while hunting in the area.
Other types include the Stadtschloss (city palace), the Jagdschloss (hunting lodge) and the Lustschloss (pleasure palace or summer residence).


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The term Jagdschloss is often equated to the Lustschloss or maison de plaisance, particularly as the hunt was also a recreational activity.
Lustschloss is often loosely used interchangeably with Jagdschloss, for both served as non-formal residences, but a Jagdschloss was a hunting retreat and was usually used to host a ruler and his hunting party.


The Amalienburg is an elaborate hunting lodge in the grounds of Nymphenburg Palace, Munich, in southern Germany.

Baldone Manor

Presently Baldone Music School is working in the former hunting lodge.

Clemenswerth Palace

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Clemenswerth Palace (Schloss Clemenswerth) is a hunting complex or jagdschloss built in Sögel by Clemens August of Bavaria.

Log cabin

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A Jagdschloss could also be very lavishly furnished, but unlike with a Lustschloss, timber-framed buildings or log cabins were not uncommon.

Quitzin Hunting Lodge

Quitzin Castle (Jagdschloss Quitzin) is a Jagdschloss in Splietsdorf municipality, Germany.

Granitz Hunting Lodge

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The hunting lodge (Jagdschloss) was built on the highest hill in East Rügen, the high Tempelberg, in the years 1838 to 1846 by order of Prince Wilhelm Malte I of Putbus, based on a design by Berlin architect, Johann Gottfried Steinmeyer in the style of the North Italian Renaissance castellos.


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Jagdschloss Gelbensande is a hunting lodge or manor that was erected between 1880 and 1885 as a summer residence for Grand Duke Friedrich Franz III of Mecklenburg-Schwerin.

Augustusburg and Falkenlust Palaces, Brühl

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Falkenlust hunting lodge was designed by François de Cuvilliés and built from 1729 to 1740, in the style of the Amalienburg hunting lodge in the park of Nymphenburg Palace.

Schloss Fuschl

It was built in about 1450 by the Prince-Archbishops of Salzburg, who used it as a hunting lodge.

German language

Jagdschloss is the German term for a hunting lodge.


The layout and furnishing of a Lustschloss is unconstrained, while that of a Jagdschloss is always related to hunting: the walls may be adorned with antlers and other trophies, with scenes of hunting, and also by a deliberate use of wood or other natural materials.


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A Jagdschloss often had stables and other outbuildings used to house hunting equipment, coaches and the entourage.


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Larger examples often form self-contained ensembles, while smaller ones, known as Jagdhäuser, were often built within castle parks and gardens, within range of the Residenz of the owner.

Augustusburg Hunting Lodge

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