Ruhmeshalle (Munich)

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The Ruhmeshalle with the statue of Bavaria by Ludwig Schwanthaler, 2006
Interior of the Ruhmeshalle
"Ruhmeshalle" redirects here. For those in other cities, see Ruhmeshalle (Berlin) and Ruhmeshalle (Wuppertal).

The Ruhmeshalle (literally hall of fame) is a Doric colonnade with a main range and two wings, designed by Leo von Klenze for Ludwig I of Bavaria. It is situated on an ancient ledge above the Theresienwiese in Munich and was built as part of a complex which also includes the Bavariapark and the Bavaria statue. It is built of Kelheim limestone and is 68 metres long and 32 metres deep.

With the construction and exhibition of busts of important people from Bavaria, including the Palatinate, Franconia and Swabia, King Ludwig intented to create a hall of fame that honors laudable and distinguished people of his kingdom, as he did also in the Walhalla memorial for entire Germany.

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Coordinates: 48°07′51″N 11°32′44″E / 48.130778°N 11.545667°E / 48.130778; 11.545667