Historic Sites

Das ehemalige fürstliche Schlafzimmer, Schloss Friedrichstein

Friedrichstein Palace Museum, Bad Wildungen

Battle of Hanau, 1813

Battle of Hanau, 1813

Reconstructed house on the site of the village celte à Hochdorf

Celtic Museum Hochdorf

Battle of Leipzig, 1813

Battle of Leipzig, 1813

Napoleon's Residence at Mainz, 1804–1813

Napoleon's Residence at Mainz, 1804–1813

The Capture of Ratisbon, 1809

The Capture of Ratisbon, 1809

Vellinghausen Castle

The Battle of Vellinghausen, 1761

Walhalla bei Regensburg

Walhalla - Hall of Fame at Donaustauf near Regensburg. In the Spring of 1807, following Napoleon's victory over Prussia, Crownprinz Ludwig of Bavaria decided to have a tempel built to commemorate gloriously distinguished Germans. His definition of a German included anyone whose native language was German: "wer teutscher Zunge sey". During the 1807 to 1812 period of the Napoleonic Wars famous sculptors like Schadow, Rauch, Tieck, Dannecker und Kauffmann created the first of 96 busts und 64 name plates which would later be displayed in Walhalla. The tempel was founded on 18th October 1827, the anniversary of the Battle at Leipzig, und inaugurated on 18th October 1842. The original number of 160 Germans inducted into the Hall of Fame has since grown to 178, Albert Einstein being the most recent addition.

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