Walhalla, the Parthenon of Bavaria

Hey guys! How have you been? I hope everything is great with all of you. I am happy to be backed here again! This blog already miss a lot of things n the blogosphere and I think it is time to share some updates again. If I have more time, I should be telling you a lot of travel stories here. Sad to say, time is always limited at the moment.

“The memorial displays some 65 plaques and 130 busts of persons, covering 2,000 years of history. The earliest person honored is Arminius, victor at the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest (9 AD).”

The hall of fame in Bavaria, Germany known as the Walhalla.

Let me begin..It was a beautiful Sunday afternoon. It was still foggy in the morning when we drove to Regensburg but later in the afternoon, the sun finally appeared. After taking a lunch buffet in an Asian restaurant, we decided to visit the Parthenon of Bavaria. If you happen to visit the Acropolis in Athens, for sure you know what I am talking about. In short if Athens has its Parthenon, I can  say Germany has also its own version of it. This amazing architecture is called the Walhalla,  which is also modeled  from the Parthenon of Greece.

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View from the Danube River. If you climb up the stairs, it will lead you to the main entrance of the building.

Walhalla has a neo-classical  architecture. It was conceived in 1807 by Crown Prince Ludwig, who built it upon ascending the throne of Bavaria as King Ludwig I.  Leo von Klenze supervised the construction of the building  between 1830 and 1842.

Famous personalities in German history  including scientists, politicians, sovereigns and artists are being featured inside this so-called “hall of fame”.  Today,  it remains one of the collection of ”great Germans”  which continue to grow from time to time.

I already  visited this place a lot of times. You will not only have a great view of the Danube River and the surrounding  but  you can simply sit down in on  its stairs and watch the sun setting over the second longest river in Europe. The place is also perfect for unwinding and walking especially under the trees during summer season.

I can’t  wait to visit the original Parthenon in Greece this spring time.  Did you already visited both the Parthenon and the Walhalla? Feel free to comment for your experiences to these amazing  architecture.

Until then!

Yours truly, Bing

 
 

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