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“The Lady Liberty of Bavaria”

Ruhmeshalle und Bavaria
Ranked #59 of 336 things to do in Munich
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

Upon first seeing the statue of Bavaria towering above the Oktoberfest plains, the resemblance to another famous statue of a woman, located on Ellis Island in New York City harbor. Lady Bavaria stands regally upon her pedestal and looks out over the wide open space used each year for what many call the 'real' Oktoberfest. Upon approaching her you are treated to the classical columns and hallways of the building flanking her on three sides, the Ruhmeshalle or Hall of Fame. For a small fee, you can climb within her to the top and look out across the rooftops of Munich. Equally as satisfying (and what's more, absolutely free) is the opportunity to wander through the halls behind her, browsing the busts of famous Germans, some dating back to hundreds of years ago. Many famous composers, artists, and theologians line the walls with their plaster likeness. And from the end of either hall, again the lovely skyline of Munich stretches forth. Definitely a good spot for the weary traveler to sit and rest in the shade while enjoying the scene. Lady Bavaria has been good to me, I hope you will find her enjoyable as well!

Thank Justin S
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Reviewed March 27, 2013

I was so looking forward to climbing up to the top of the statue and viewing the busts in the gallery behind it. How disappointing to find that it wouldn't open until April. I could see everything from a distance and will have to go back to see it up close and personal because it still appeals!

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Reviewed February 20, 2013

The statue was a sign that our trip was going wonderfully! We got to enjoy the kickoff party for Oktoberfest and tons of wonderful, friendly people to enjoy it with! It's nothing like America where there were drunken fools, people were happy, and knew how to limit their alcohol intake!

The statue comes out during the Oktoberfest and it's a beautiful statue. It's pretty big, about 5 stories high! When my husband went to get beer, he told me to meet him at this statue afterwards. You can't miss it, it's a gorgeous statue!

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Reviewed January 13, 2013

There's nothing like being at the foot of the Bavaria Statue during Oktoberfest! Standing there you can see the thousands and thousands of people from all over the world who visit Munich each year for the fabulous festival. It's a great vantage point.

1  Thank Trip117
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Reviewed October 20, 2012

Probably few venture out just to see the Bavaria Statue located at Theresienwiese, the site of Munich's famous Oktoberfest, and it is sad that this beautiful work of art probably goes unnoticed for most of the year. Proudly standing nearly 60 feet tall, holding a wreath and with a lion at her side, she was erected in 1850 and embodies the spirit of Bavaria. Behind her stands the Rhumeshalle containing the busts of famous Bavarians, also erected in 1850. A staircase inside Bavaria provides views of the Oktoberfest fairgrounds and the surrounding area. The U4 and U5 stop at Theresienwiese, but be prepared for a walk to the statue.

Thank j_d_kopetsky
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