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Generals' Hall (Feldherrnhalle)

Odeonsplatz, Munich, Bavaria, Germany
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Ranked #83 of 169 Attractions in Munich
Type: Historic Sites
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Almada, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

The "putsch" (also known as Beer Hall Putsch) attempt by Hitler and his comrades was held right here in 9 November 1923. Hitler, Göring and other Nazis, along with some SS soldiers confronted the Munich Police. Some shootings, some more dead and Hitler imprisoned gave motion to the III Reich rise. After 1933, Every year a parade was held to... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

The Feldherrnhalle is at the northern end of Residenzstrasse, where it meets Odeonsplatz. Originally the southern gateway into Munich stood here. But in the 1840s, King Ludwig I of Bavaria ordered it replaced by a Florantine-style Loggia, to honour the Bavarian Army. Statues of army generals were placed in it (hence the name) and sculpted Bavarian lions (state symbols) were... More

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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

At one end of the Ludwigstrasse within the Odeonplatz, is the Feldherrnhalle. Built to honor the Generals of the Bavarian Army, and the Siegestor which commemorates the Bavarian soldiers, both of which fought in the Napoleonic Wars of the early 19th century. The most famous event that occurred here was the famous Beer Hall Putsch of 8 Nov, 1923 where... More

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Nieuwendijk, The Netherlands
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132 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Besides the fact that it's located at a very beautiful square, the Odeon Platz, the Feldherrnhalle, is also the location where the Hitler putsch on November 8, 1923 was stopped in a fight with the police. There are some small plaques that commemorate this fact. Behind the Feldherrnhalle, in the Viscardigasse, is a beautiful and unknown memorial: a band of... More

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Houston, Texas
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136 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

It is great to learn anything on the Third Reich and nice to see landmarks where it happened even though the atrocities later that followed were disgraceful for humankind.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

This is where the infamous "Beer Hall Putsch" started by Hitler in 1923. Unfortunately, Hitler was not killed during the attempt and was only sent to prison. This landmark, while being easy on the eye, is still somber, as one tends to wonder "what if...". <sigh>

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Aurora, CO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

As part of our Munich tour concentrating on the Nazi era, we learned about the General's Hall. Without learning the history, you might just walk past the building and not appreciate the history of it. Don't miss the gold church right near this.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

We came here on our first day in Munich and there was a lovely man in lederhosen singing for everyone there. The history to the area is very interesting. We couldn't find the plaque in the floor which commemorates the police officers who perished there. Worth the visit.

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Cape Canaveral, Florida
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

If you love historical places than put this on the list but if you are limited on time it is not necessary to go. Make sure you read about the place or bring info on it when you go. We spent 15 minutes here.

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Munich, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

I live in Munich and pass this building a lot. Try to read a little bit about the history of the building. If you haven't it is still worth going here if you come from the Residenz and go to the center or vice versa. This building gives a beautiful view down the Ludwigstreet and makes you look at the... More

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