History – Kelheim, City of Angels

The city of angels.

Kelheim is a little village in Bavaria that no one really knows about.  It rests quietly along the Danube in a little sleepy valley.  But high above watching stoically is a building: The Hall of Liberation or Befreiungshalle.

Hall of Liberation
Hall of Liberation

It was built by King Ludwig I as a tribute to all the victories against Napoleon during the Wars of Liberation.  Construction started in 1842 and was completed in 1863.

Inside is gorgeous:

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These statues are enormous!
These statues are enormous!

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You can climb up to those columns above to get a view below.  Check out an old photo of me doing so.

Me

You can even go outside to see the village (it was a rainy day)

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It’s another little gem you can find in Germany if you know about it.  My Tia Meni brought me here back in 2007 as part of our “Intro to Deutschland” Trip.

I highly recommend coming here if you can.  It’s a quiet and beautiful place with beautiful artwork.  It’s a a grand work that was made to be admired.  So go admire it!

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2 thoughts on “History – Kelheim, City of Angels

  1. Mari: I am learning soo much from you. Next spring, we plan to go to Switzerland (I hope that I spelled it correctly). Thank You for sharing this wealth of information. Regards and the best to you….Janeth Clancy

    Sent from Windows Mail

    1. Janeth, I’m so glad you are learning! I have been writing this while I am also learning as well. I want to share the wealth! If you go to Switzerland, let me know! T and I will be close to the border so I would love to see you!

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