"feldherrnhalle" Feldherrenhalle Tip by doug48
Feldherrenhalle, Munich: 18 reviews and 25 photos
the feldherrnhalle, (field marshall's hall) was built by the wittelsbachs to honor bavarian generals. the two statues in the hall are of general johann tilly and karl philipp van wrede. tilly surrendered munich to the swedes which saved munich from a swedish seige. von wrede defeated the french at the battle of nations in 1815. the architechture of the feldherrnhalle was inspired by the loggia dei lanzi in florence. in 1923 2000 nazis fought government troops here in the failed beer hall putsch. when the nazis came to power in 1933 hitler designated the feldherrnhalle a national shrine. all citizens that passed this site were required to salute the fallen "martyrs" of the early nazi movement. an interesting web site to visit to see before and after pictures of nazi munich is www.thirdreichruins.com
Directions: central munich, odeonsplatz. residenzstrasse and ludwigstrasse. u-bahn: odeonsplatz.
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