Walhalla in Donaustauf, Regensburg

photos by: Euroangel

A statue on the roof side of Walhalla facing the Danube River

Walhalla which is located in Donaustauf, Regensburg is known to be the Parthenon in Germany. Actually it is modelled from Parthenon in Greece. It is also called the Hall of fame and Honor which was built by King Ludwig I of Bavaria. I had been to this place twice already and I like it there since you will be seeing the view of Danube River..I have a little info about Walhalla from Wikipedia..enjoy!!

the Parthenon in Germany called Walhalla
that’s the Danube River in front of the Walhalla..looking at the front side of the temple….a great work of art!!
striking a pose..ningkamot jud!!

courtesy of Wikipedia..http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walhalla_temple

The Walhalla Hall of Fame and Honor is a neo-classical hall of fame located on the Danube River 10 km east of Regensburg, in Bavaria, Germany.

It was the idea of 20-year-old Crown Prince Ludwig I of Bavaria in 1807, at a time when the German states were defeated and occupied by Napoleon. It was meant as a place for the commemoration of great figures and events in ethnic German history, at the time covering 1,800 years, beginning with the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest (9 AD).

Whereas the Valhalla of Norse mythology was home to those gloriously slain in battle, Ludwig’s Walhalla was intended not only for warriors but also for scientists, writers, clerics and specifically also for women.

Decades before the German Empire was founded in 1871, “German” was understood as “Germanic,” since Gothic, Langobardic, Anglo-Saxon, Dutch and Swiss German figures were included, as well as persons who had gained fame mainly in other countries or for non-German governments.

By the time of King Ludwig I‘s coronation in 1825, 60 busts had already been completed. In 1826, he commissioned a temple above the Danube near Regensburg, modeled after the Parthenon in Athens. The northern frieze features personifications of German states; the southern a battle scene.

On the Walhalla’s inauguration on October 18, 1842, there were 96 busts, plus 64 plaques for persons or events of which no portrait was available on which to model a sculpture. As being “of the German tongue” was the main selection criterion for the original 160 persons representing the 1,800 years, the King included persons from modern-day Sweden, Austria, Czech Republic, Poland, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Russia, Switzerland and the Baltic States.

 
 

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