Walhalla Temple

Walhalla Temple, Donaustauf: Hours, Address, Walhalla Temple Reviews: 4.5/5

Walhalla Temple
4.5
10:00 - 11:45, 13:00 - 15:45
Monday
10:00 - 11:45
13:00 - 15:45
Tuesday
10:00 - 11:45
13:00 - 15:45
Wednesday
10:00 - 11:45
13:00 - 15:45
Thursday
10:00 - 11:45
13:00 - 15:45
Friday
10:00 - 11:45
13:00 - 15:45
Saturday
10:00 - 11:45
13:00 - 15:45
Sunday
10:00 - 11:45
13:00 - 15:45
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Jim W
Schonaich, Germany1,522 contributions
A Touch Of Athens Outside Of Regensburg
Jul 2021
Just outside of Regensburg in the small town of Donaustauf one can literally find Vahalla or as the Germans would spell it, Wahalla. This is an amazing place to visit and serves as a memorial, built by King Ludwig I, for many of the distinguished people in German history, including politicians, royalty, scientists, and "artists of the German tongue". People, like Albert Einstein, continue to be added in modern times. You can take the boat tour, get off, and climb a lot of stone stairs with no railing. Or, if you are older like my wife and me, you can drive here, walk up a hill and maybe a dozen stairs and see the unique place. We took the easier route.
Written 4 September 2021
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Barbara S
Krakow, Poland849 contributions
outstanding in this part of Europe
Aug 2021
It's an outstanding building in this part of Europe. Worth getting inside. Can become crowded at weekends - they do not accept credit card payments.
Written 11 August 2021
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JC-n2-Cl
Waukegan, Illinois, United States108 contributions
outstanding Temple
Sep 2020
My trip to Bavaria Germany was an exciting experience , especially the 300+ steps that I had to walk from the bottom of the temple to the top .
Written 1 August 2021
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KyFlynn
Munich, Germany1,666 contributions
Fantastic building!
Aug 2020
We parked car, got our ticket (2,50€), and then began to head up the stairs. Once we reached the top after a short walk, I instantly spotted the main building and wow, it’s impressive.

To the right are toilets, which were surprisingly clean, and a bit further ahead was the option to get some drinks and ice-cream. To the left is the Walhalla itself, and you can either take the stairs or head up the ramp to reach the inside.

You can walk along the arcade, and head around the building to reach the front. There you can either enjoy the scenery and fantastic view, or head down the stairs to enjoy a different perspective. I walked down all of the stairs, and then decided to take the ‘forest’ walk back up. And gosh, that really wasn’t the best decision I ever made. Only take this walk if you are prepared for a steed walk up.

If you want to, you can then head inside, which costs 4,50€ for a standard adult ticket. Currently only 35 people are allowed inside, and due to that I was able to take photo with not a lot of people walking around. I don’t know what numbers are usually allowed in, but if you want to enjoy it without masses of people, head there now or during the week.

The hall had been built in the style of Greek temples, and inside you can find busts of “great men and women” important to German history. I personally found the older ones really interesting look-wise, but the more modern ones rather lacking in comparison. Inside you will also find a statue of Ludwig I. who was the one responsible for this building. You have to wear a mask inside, and on the outside you need to be a bit careful as most visitors didn’t really pay attention to keeping distance or wearing their masks where they should have.

Overall the Walhalla is really worth a visit, especially if you like to take photos and enjoy the Greek architecture.
Written 23 September 2020
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George N
The Hague, The Netherlands136 contributions
One of the Most Beautiful Buildings I have Ever Seen
Sep 2020
This building really is beautiful, both on the outside and the inside. Not only that, it is in such a beautiful setting, on a forested hill with a gorgeous view of the valley, the Danube and at a distance the city of Regensburg. I cannot think of an even more beautiful place.
Written 15 September 2020
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trooper92
St. Gallen551 contributions
If not for the hall of fame, go for the view
Dec 2019 • Friends
If not for the hall of fame, visit Walhalla for the fantastic view of Danube River and all the way to Regensburg. A nice but steep path starts at the Danube river bank right at the bottom of Walhalla. You can park at Donaustauf, walk along the river bank and return on a footpath along the hills.
Written 20 December 2019
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B7152FJpeterw
Southend-on-Sea, UK3,065 contributions
Visit to Walhalla
Oct 2019
I went here during a visit to Germany. there are spectacular views of the Danube from the temple. The design is based on a Greek temple. It is a place that honours distinguished people in German history. Well worth a visit, recommended.
Written 12 November 2019
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LaDon H
Nordenstadt, Germany180 contributions
Beautiful Scenic Hike.
Oct 2019 • Family
Beautiful place to visit. Parking is not free (€2.50 for car). Bus parking is available. This requires quite a few steps to be walked in order to reach the hilltop of Walhalla even from the parking area. Entrance to the inside is approx. 4.5€ per adult and free for younger children (our kids were 8&10 and free) No PHOTOS ALLOWED INSIDE!
Great location for family, wedding, etc. portraits!
Written 20 October 2019
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Jen B
London, UK166 contributions
Interesting German Hall of Fame
Aug 2019
The temple is modelled on the Parthenon in Greece and looks very impressive and commanding from a distance. We drove there and parked in the car park for 2.50 Euros, from there it's a short uphill walk and costs 4.50 Euros to go inside. Here you can see bust sculptures of the famous people in German history who have made a noteworthy contribution to the nation. A rather strange place and a big difference in the detail of the original sculptures and the more recent ones. I think arriving by boat would be a nice experience.
Written 15 August 2019
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DexMiMnM
19 contributions
A climb to the temple
Aug 2019 • Solo
I took the boat to & from Walhalla. If the weather is good, I definitely recommend this way of getting to it.
The walk from the boat dock and 358 steps to the top made for a nice bit of exercise. Once at the temple you have to pay to enter. In my opinion it is a bit overpriced but they have a captive audience. The room itself is interesting and worth visiting.
Once you see the inside of the temple though, there isn’t a lot to do until the boat to Regensburg returns. Thank goodness I had something to read. Many brought picnic lunches or bought something from the food truck. There are paths to trails nearby but I didn’t go down any of those.
Written 6 August 2019
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