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14 Feldherrnhalle in Munich, Germany

Attached to Preysing Palais is Feldherrnhalle. This tribute to the Bavarian Army was built in 1844 and paid for by Ludwig I, the king of Bavaria (reign 1825 to 1848). The loggia (covered corridor) is supported by five grand arches. The handsome structure resembles Loggia dei Lanzi in Florence. In the middle is a statuary remembering German’s victory in the Franco-Prussian War (1870 – 1871). Flanking the sides are two additional bronze sculptures. Shown here is Johann Tserclaes, Count of Tilly, a field marshal in the Thirty Years’ War (1618 – 1648). The other portrays Karl Philipp von Wrede. During his military career (1793 – 1838), the general initially led troops in alliance with Napoleon then switch sides while commanding Bavarian armies. Field Marshals’ Hall faces Odeonsplatz. Since the early 19th century, this large square has been a popular scene of parades and civil gatherings.

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Residenzstraße 1, 80333 München, Germany

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