Tuesday, April 7, 2009

The Walhalla Temple in Donaustauf in Bavaria, Germany

If Greece has the so-called Parthenon, Germany has also the so-called Walhalla. According to the book which I bought about Walhalla, it is a Hall of Fame and Honor where German people are being recognized due to his/her achievements, great job done or any exemplary works. To give you more info about it, please continue reading below;

photo taken by Ruby Benz during her second visit in Walhalla

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 built between 1830 and 1842 by the architect Leo von Klenze.

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. read more here



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