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Aug 22, 2018 - Walhalla

Just east of Regenburg is another of Ludwig I creations Walhalla at Donaustauf. Ludwig as Crown Prince had the idea of reminding all Germans of their common heritage – of the great figures and events in ethnic German history. He commissioned several sculptors to create busts of famous individuals of his choice. By the time of Crown Prince Ludwig's coronation as King Ludwig I of Bavarian in 1825, 60 busts had been completed. In 1826 Ludwig commissioned the construction of a memorial above the Danube River, near Regensburg, modeled after the...

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