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“A Must See for a History Buff” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Befreiungshalle Kelheim

Befreiungshalle Kelheim
Ranked #3 of 48 things to do in Kelheim
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Brentwood, Tennessee
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14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A Must See for a History Buff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2014

A great insight into Germany's sacrifice in it's battles of the 30 years war. I walked/hiked to the site from the city and it was a nice walk on a pretty trail.

Visited July 2014
Thank Scott W
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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96 reviews
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“Beautiful monument in a beautiful location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2013

In August 2013 I visited for the second time. Once again I was enraptured by the building, from both the inside and the outside. You must go up the staircase to the external gallery and enjoy the beautiful views across the countryside.

Visited August 2013
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Eching, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Nice Walk”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2013

After driving up the very narrow and winding road, and parking in the cool shade of the forest, the walk to the hall was nice. Wit absolutely brilliant views of the Alt Mühltal and the Danube.

Visited August 2013
Thank HanZiF
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North Port, Florida
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41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“History Monument”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2013

Last year I went to Hall of Liberation, but was under mayor renovations, but today I had the chance to visited again, and finally I took nice pictures of this monument. Entrance is not expensive 3 to 4 euro per person, and they have a package for family tickets 2 adults 3 children under 17... It worth the visit.

Visited August 2013
Thank Remy C
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Olen, Belgium
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“Hall of Liberation, a landmark situated on the Michelsberg”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2013

An elevator can bring immobile people to the groundfloor of this building, but elas not to the outer Gallery, which is a pitty. In order to avoid a far as well as very steep climb one can hop on a tiny train which will bring you for a fee all the way up the mountain (starts at the dock of the cruiseships to monastery Weltenburg as well as near the tourism office). “Möchten die teutschen nie vergessen was den befreiungskampf nothwendig machte und wodurch sie gesiegt” (May the Germans never forget what made the Liberation War necessary and and by what means they won). King Ludwig I had the monumental construction errected in 1813-1815 in order to commemorate the liberation of Napoleonic wars (architect Leo von Klenze). What originally should have become a Romanesque "Kapellenhaus" was eventually decided on a Greek-Roman rotunda with 18 buttresses, the number 18 had to be taken into account from highest request, number 18 in memory of October 18: D-day in battle of Leipzig. Therefore there are 18 corner stairs, 18 candlesticks, 18 buttresses with 18 provinces, 18 x 3 columns in the Gallery, 18 war masks, 18 niches, 18 Commander-panels held by 2 victory goddesses, 18 names of fortresses, 18 x 2 double pillars in the Gallery, 7 rows of 18 x 2 commanders on the vault and 18 crosses and stars in the mosaic floor. Foundations had to be re-strengthened, and hardly the construction commenced when a very serious interruption occured: due to the (forced) acbdication of King Ludwig in 1848 constructionworrks were at the michelsberg put on hold, the rotunda faced threat of becoming a ruin, so Ludwig begged his son Otto von Wittelsbach (King of Greece) to come to the resque. Renewed negotiations ensured construction works could be continued that same year. Some figures concerning construction of the rotunda: 2,500,000 million bricks, 1,000,000 million cubic feet hewn stones (25,000 m³), together mounting a cost of 3,000,000 Gulden (3 million), which roughly corresponded with five million Mark. The outer Gallery offers a magnificent panorama over Kelheim and surroundings.

Visited July 2013
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