Feldherrnhalle Munich

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    Feldherrnhalle, Munich
    About the Landmark
    Munich’s Felderrnhalle (Field Marshal's Hall) was built between 1841 and 1844. It is prominently located at the Odeonsplatz, at the southern end of the Ludwigstrasse. At the behest of King Ludwig I, architect Friedrich von Gartner designed this open loggia (similar to a colonnade) and modeled it after the Loggia dei Lanzi in Florence.

    Built as a tribute to the Bavarian army that fought in the Franco-Prussian War, the structure features bronze statues of some of the most revered generals of Bavaria, including von Tilly (1559-1632) and Wrede (1767-1838). The statues were designed with the help of drawings by German artist Ludwig Schwanthaler. In addition, two lions grace the steps. It is said that one is growling at the Residenz and the other is keeping its mouth shut towards the church. They were sculpted by W. Ruemann in 1906. Additional bronze figures are by Anselm Sickinger and Francesco Sanguinetti.

    The Feldherrnhalle and the Nazis
    The Field Marshal's Hall became famous as the site of a pre-World War II skirmish between the Bavarian police and followers of Adolf Hitler. On Sunday, November 9th, 1923, Hitler supporters organized an illegal march down the Ludwigstrasse towards the Feldherrnhalle.turkeyarena.com
    The state police ordered the marchers to stop and when they failed to do so, the police opened fire and killed 16 marchers. Many others were wounded.

    Following the skirmish, Hitler was arrested and sent to prison to serve a short term. This event was considered to be yet another attempt by the Nazis to overtake the Bavarian government. The battle between the marchers and the police has come to be known as the Beer Hall Putsch because the march began at the Bürgerbräu Keller, one of the city’s largest beer halls. (Putsch means “coup” in German.)

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