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Ruhmeshalle (Munich)

Building in Schwanthalerhöhe, Upper Bavaria, Germany / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Ruhmeshalle (literally "hall of fame") is a Doric colonnade with a main range and two wings, designed by Leo von Klenze for Ludwig I of Bavaria. Built in 1853, it is situated on an ancient ledge above the Theresienwiese in Munich and was built as part of a complex which also includes the Bavariapark and the Bavaria statue.[1] It is built of Kelheim limestone and is 68 metres long and 32 metres deep.

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With the construction and exhibition of busts of important people from Bavaria, including the Palatinate, Franconia and Swabia, King Ludwig intended to create a hall of fame that honors laudable and distinguished people of his kingdom, as he did also in the Walhalla memorial for all of Germany.