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Walhalla near Regensburg - a great attraction
The Walhalla temple on Danube river
The Walhalla temple is one of the most popular attractions in the area. The monumental building is located in Donaustauf, just 12 km from Regensburg away.
Following the model of the Parthenon on the Acropolis the Walhalla of Germany was opened in 1842 as Hall of Fame in honor of the German people which is located on a hill overlooking the Danube. The name goes back to the Teutonic mythology, where the bravest killed warriors found their last resting place in Walhalla.
The interior attracts its visitors with 128 marble busts and 65 plaques, reminiscent of prominent figures of the German-Teutonic language family. Among them are King Ludwig I. (the founder of Walhalla), Barbarossa, Goethe, Schiller, Haydn, Luther, Gutenberg, Gauss and empress Katarina the Great, just to name a few. The temple was conceived as an open monument, so that the series can be continued at any time. As the latest bust Heinrich Heine was added in 2010.
Once you have climbed the plateau you have a wonderful view over the Danube to Regensburg and to the Bavarian Forest.
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Another worthwhile day trip from here is the exemption hall (Befreiungshalle) in Kelheim, a similarly impressive building of Ludwig I. In the vicinity of it you can visit the Weltenburg monastery running the oldest monastery brewery in the world, beautifully situated on the Danube Gorge.
Combine your visit here with a beautiful cruise on the river Danube. Daily from May to October boats shuttle between Walhalla and Regensburg (departure Stone Bridge in Regensburg).
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