The Feldherrenhalle, built in 1884 by gardeners and modeled after a Florentine loggia, was commissioned by King Ludwig I by Friedrich. The hall is dedicated to the Bavarian Lord.
On November 9, 1923, Adolf Hitler and his followers marched to Feldherrenhalle. The march, which was part of the Hitler-Ludendorff Putsch was ended bloodily by the police, 16 rebels and four police officers were killed. In memory of the putsch, Hitler led the annual "March on the Feldherrenhalle" and in honor of the soldiers killed a role of honour was affixed on the eastern side . Before that, there was a guard of honor of the SS which made sure that all the passerbys honored the slain with Nazi salute. Many Munich locals shunned out this way and went through a small alley behind the Feldherrenhalle. The Viscardigasse was since given the nickname Drückebergergasserl (Slacker Way).
Lion at the Feldherrnhalle, in the Background the Theatine Church
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Just relax a bit on this steeped in history place!
Sights in the old town of Munich
Isartor-Isar-Gate Neues Rathaus - New Townhall Marienplatz - Marys Square Alter Peter - Church of St. Peter Dallmayr - Restaurant/Coffee house Viktualienmarkt Frauenkirche - Church of Our Lady Residenz-Palace Feldherrnhalle at the Odeonsplatz Theatiner Kirche - The Theatine Church of St. Cajetan Odeonsplatz Hofgarten - baroque park Bayrische Staatsoper- Bavarian State Opera Asamkirche - Asam Church Sendlinger Tor-Sendling Gate Justizpalast - Palace of Justice Karlsplatz-Stachus Arkaden an der Maximilianstraße - Arcades at the Maximilianstraße
Underground: U6/U3/U4 to Odeonsplatz