Walhalla Memorial

Donaustauf, Germany

The Walhalla is a hall of fame that honors laudable and distinguished people in German history. The hall is a neo-classical building above the Danube River. The Walhalla is named for the Valhalla of Norse mythology. It was conceived in 1807 by Crown Prince Ludwig in order to support the then-gathering momentum for the unification of the many German states. Following his accession to the throne of Bavaria, construction took place between 1830 and 1842 under the supervision of the architect Leo von Klenze.

The memorial displays some 65 plaques and 130 busts covering 2,000 years of history, beginning with Arminius, victor at the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest in 9 AD.

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Founded: 1830-1842
Category: Statues in Germany
Historical period: German Confederation (Germany)

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Arpit Jain (5 months ago)
Wasn't expecting the awesome view. Be very careful with your kids, the stairs can be dangerous. If planning to go by public transport and walk to top, avoid the baby stroller/kinderwagen else carry a lock for it so that you can lock it below close to bus stop.
Olive Elwell (5 months ago)
Very beautiful monument. It is particularly striking from the outside. However, it is quite expensive (4,50) to go inside just a single room...
Rod King (5 months ago)
Very nice place to hike, cool monument, and great views.
Lex Universe (8 months ago)
Just outside, about 10 km down the Danube, in a town Donaustauf, there is an amazing piece of architecture that you just have to visit. The Wallhala is the most grandious memorial to the German nation and history. This reproduction of the Parthenon rising on the hill high above the river will let you gasp for your breath. If you wanna go inside and look at hundreds of busts of German worthies, or just walk around and enjoy the view, it is certainly a must when visiting Regensburg. Just take the bus to Donaustauf or board one of the ships that will take you there on the waves of the Danube.
Elena Gromova (8 months ago)
Beautiful location, but the hall itself is closed due to the lockdown (20.03.2021), though Google maps told us it is open.
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