Walhalla Temple

Walhalla Temple, Donaustauf: Hours, Address, Walhalla Temple Reviews: 4.5/5

Walhalla Temple
4.5
10:00 AM - 11:45 AM, 1:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
1:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
1:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
1:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
1:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
1:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
1:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
1:00 PM - 3:45 PM
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KyFlynn
Munich, Germany1,651 contributions
Fantastic building!
Aug 2020
We parked car, got our ticket (2,50€), and then began to head up the stairs. Once we reached the top after a short walk, I instantly spotted the main building and wow, it’s impressive.

To the right are toilets, which were surprisingly clean, and a bit further ahead was the option to get some drinks and ice-cream. To the left is the Walhalla itself, and you can either take the stairs or head up the ramp to reach the inside.

You can walk along the arcade, and head around the building to reach the front. There you can either enjoy the scenery and fantastic view, or head down the stairs to enjoy a different perspective. I walked down all of the stairs, and then decided to take the ‘forest’ walk back up. And gosh, that really wasn’t the best decision I ever made. Only take this walk if you are prepared for a steed walk up.

If you want to, you can then head inside, which costs 4,50€ for a standard adult ticket. Currently only 35 people are allowed inside, and due to that I was able to take photo with not a lot of people walking around. I don’t know what numbers are usually allowed in, but if you want to enjoy it without masses of people, head there now or during the week.

The hall had been built in the style of Greek temples, and inside you can find busts of “great men and women” important to German history. I personally found the older ones really interesting look-wise, but the more modern ones rather lacking in comparison. Inside you will also find a statue of Ludwig I. who was the one responsible for this building. You have to wear a mask inside, and on the outside you need to be a bit careful as most visitors didn’t really pay attention to keeping distance or wearing their masks where they should have.

Overall the Walhalla is really worth a visit, especially if you like to take photos and enjoy the Greek architecture.
Written September 23, 2020
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George N
The Hague, The Netherlands136 contributions
One of the Most Beautiful Buildings I have Ever Seen
Sep 2020
This building really is beautiful, both on the outside and the inside. Not only that, it is in such a beautiful setting, on a forested hill with a gorgeous view of the valley, the Danube and at a distance the city of Regensburg. I cannot think of an even more beautiful place.
Written September 15, 2020
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trooper92
St. Gallen545 contributions
If not for the hall of fame, go for the view
Dec 2019 • Friends
If not for the hall of fame, visit Walhalla for the fantastic view of Danube River and all the way to Regensburg. A nice but steep path starts at the Danube river bank right at the bottom of Walhalla. You can park at Donaustauf, walk along the river bank and return on a footpath along the hills.
Written December 20, 2019
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B7152FJpeterw
Southend-on-Sea, UK3,070 contributions
Visit to Walhalla
Oct 2019
I went here during a visit to Germany. there are spectacular views of the Danube from the temple. The design is based on a Greek temple. It is a place that honours distinguished people in German history. Well worth a visit, recommended.
Written November 12, 2019
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LaDon H
Nordenstadt, Germany180 contributions
Beautiful Scenic Hike.
Oct 2019 • Family
Beautiful place to visit. Parking is not free (€2.50 for car). Bus parking is available. This requires quite a few steps to be walked in order to reach the hilltop of Walhalla even from the parking area. Entrance to the inside is approx. 4.5€ per adult and free for younger children (our kids were 8&10 and free) No PHOTOS ALLOWED INSIDE!
Great location for family, wedding, etc. portraits!
Written October 20, 2019
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Jen B
London, UK166 contributions
Interesting German Hall of Fame
Aug 2019
The temple is modelled on the Parthenon in Greece and looks very impressive and commanding from a distance. We drove there and parked in the car park for 2.50 Euros, from there it's a short uphill walk and costs 4.50 Euros to go inside. Here you can see bust sculptures of the famous people in German history who have made a noteworthy contribution to the nation. A rather strange place and a big difference in the detail of the original sculptures and the more recent ones. I think arriving by boat would be a nice experience.
Written August 15, 2019
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DexMiMnM
19 contributions
A climb to the temple
Aug 2019 • Solo
I took the boat to & from Walhalla. If the weather is good, I definitely recommend this way of getting to it.
The walk from the boat dock and 358 steps to the top made for a nice bit of exercise. Once at the temple you have to pay to enter. In my opinion it is a bit overpriced but they have a captive audience. The room itself is interesting and worth visiting.
Once you see the inside of the temple though, there isn’t a lot to do until the boat to Regensburg returns. Thank goodness I had something to read. Many brought picnic lunches or bought something from the food truck. There are paths to trails nearby but I didn’t go down any of those.
Written August 6, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

lahjakas
Freiburg, Germany60 contributions
Two footpaths to Walhalla, one arduous and the other pleasant.
Jul 2019 • Family
You usually come with one of the ships of the Crystal Fleet, Crystal Princess or Crystal Queen, from Regensburg. The ship moors at the top berth. From there you can reach a cycle track/footpath next to a country road.

From here there are two ways: one beautiful, but widely unknown and another, very arduous and partly quite unpleasant. The unpleasant, but at first sight obvious one goes to the right, after some time crosses under the country road and leads into the slope below the Walhalla. That means: steeply upwards, over 422 steps, most of them on the magnificent but steep staircases above, all without railings, in summer possibly in the blazing sun.

For the pleasant ascent, one does not go to the right behind the tourist herd, but to the left, after a small bridge, one crosses under the country road, goes over a small parking lot to a road that, constantly ascending, describes a wide right curve. After about 180 degrees you will see a footpath to the right. It is very well maintained, leads permanently through a shady forest, occasionally over a few stairs, all with railings. Finally one arrives calmly to the left of the Walhalla building. One then reaches it via a long footbridge.
Written July 30, 2019
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karensSouthernIN
New Albany, IN1,765 contributions
Interesting Greek style temple
Jun 2019 • Couples
We rode bikes to Walhalla from Regensburg-very nice, easy ride on a beautiful day. We enjoyed the ride and this temple is in the middle of nowhere. It is huge with lots of steps. Goats were in a field as we walked up to the temple. We poked our head in to find the ticket office and decided not to go in. It was a bunch of busts of famous Germans but we chose to skip the inside. The outside was very nice and worth a bike ride to see many sites. They do have bathrooms. Took us 2-3 hours for the ride, a few stops along the way, and time walking around Walhalla. Very enjoyable.
Written July 4, 2019
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norskies
Charlottesville, VA1,111 contributions
Worth a visit
May 2019 • Couples
This is a unique, Greek inspired temple built high over the Danube river. If you are in the Regensburg area of Germany, it's worth the short drive to see it. Parking costs 2.5 euros, and if you go into the museum (we didn't) it costs an additional 4 euro. The views are amazing, out over the Danube river. There is a small refreshment stand where you can buy snacks and drinks. Be aware, there are many steps to climb to get up there.
Written June 7, 2019
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