Ruhmeshalle & Bavaria
The Ruhmeshalle [“Hall of Fame”] on the hills above the Theresienwiese in Munich was built in the years 1843 to 1853 following a commission from King Ludwig I of Bavaria. The building is a shrine to important Bavarians who rendered outstanding service to their country, to science or to art. Their busts were placed in the interior of the three-winged portico designed by Leo von Klenze; the same tradition has been continued since 1966. The more than 18 metre-high Statue of Bavaria, designed by Ludwig Schwanthaler, was cast by Ferdinand von Miller and in those days was considered a technical masterpiece. A viewing platform is located in the statue’s head.