On the left is one of two lions sculpted from marble by Wilhelm von Rümann at the front of Feldherrnhalle. In the background is Theatine Church of St. Cajetan. This spot has historic significance. On November 9, 1923, Adolf Hitler (then 34 years old) led nearly 3,000 members of the embryonic Nazi Party in an attempted coup against the Bavarian state. Hermann Göring was wounded and Hitler was arrested for high treason. The event became known as the Beer Hall Putsch. A decade later, when the pair became the most powerful men in Germany, Hitler required anyone walking by Odeonsplatz to give a Nazi salute (Deutsche Gruß). SS guards relentlessly enforced the policy.