The Befreiungshalle in Kellheim, Germany

Seeing different places in Germany is quite interesting. I always love history even before my school days. Knowing and seeing where history begin is such a nice feeling especially knowing those people who greatly contributed to human history. Today I am sharing photos about The Befreiungshalle in Kellheim.

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this is located at the very center of the building.

view of Kellheim on top of the Befreiungshalle

photo taken last April 2007

This information below is thru the courtesy of Wikipedia..thanks a lot for this info!!

The Befreiungshalle (“Hall of Liberation”) is an historical classical monument upon Mount Michelsberg above the city of Kelheim in Bavaria, Germany. It stands upstream of Regensburg on the river Danube at the confluence of the Danube and the Altmühl, i.e. the Rhine-Main-Danube Canal.

HISTORY

King Ludwig I of Bavaria ordered the Befreiungshalle to be built in order to commemorate the victories against Napoleon during the Wars of Liberation that lasted from 1813 to 1815. The construction was started in 1842 by Friedrich von Gärtner in a mixture of classical and Christian styles. At the behest of the King, Leo von Klenze altered the plans and completed the building in 1863. The ceremonial opening took place on October 18, 1863 – the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Nations (Völkerschlacht) near Leipzig.

The following dictum by King Ludwig I, embedded into the marble floor, commemorates the occasion of the construction of the Befreiungshalle:

MOECHTEN
DIE TEUTSCHEN
NIE VERGESSEN WAS
DEN BEFREIUNGSKAMPF
NOTHWENDIG MACHTE
UND WODURCH SIE
GESIEGT.
(May
the Germans
never forget what
made necessary
the Struggle for Freedom
and by what means they
won.)

 
 

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