Liberation Hall

Liberation Hall, Kelheim: Hours, Address, Liberation Hall Reviews: 4.5/5

Liberation Hall
4.5
09:00 - 17:30
Monday
09:00 - 17:30
Tuesday
09:00 - 17:30
Wednesday
09:00 - 17:30
Thursday
09:00 - 17:30
Friday
09:00 - 17:30
Saturday
09:00 - 17:30
Sunday
09:00 - 17:30
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EvaF2Eva
Weissenburg in Bayern, Germany4,840 contributions
Worth a visit even when it is closed
Mar 2021
Liberation Hall is a magnificent building well worth a visit even if it is closed. I visited it on a sunny Sunday and as expected it was quite crowded but on an acceptable level. The building was closed due to epidemic regulations but the restaurant and toilets in the tourists information were open. Restaurant of course for to go only.
I enjoyed my visit here and will for sure come back once it gets open.
Written 4 April 2021
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KyFlynn
Munich, Germany1,666 contributions
Fantastic place!
Jul 2020
We parked our car, then walked down towards the Hall where we took the first set of stairs up. Right in front of the entrance we had to wait a bit, as only a certain number of people are allowed inside right now. I don’t know if this was different before Corona, but I really have to admit, that it was amazing to not haveto share this Hall with too many people at a time. We could see everything and even were alone inside the main hall for some minutes which enabled me to take some really cool photos.

The Hall is round, and on the outside you can see 18 statues representing the German tribes who were a part of the battles against Napoleon during the wars of liberation from 1813 to 1815.

The main hall is 45 metres high and has a 29 metres diameter. There are 34 statues, and these victory goddesses have their hands resting on a shield, facing the inside of the hall. After heading up a couple of stairs, visitors can walk right behind these statues; they can also advance even further onto two balconies, both offering fantastic views.

Be aware, however, that this is a rather narrow staircase and in hot weather I’d suggest to walk this really slowly, unless you want to pant a lot once you reached the top.
Written 16 August 2020
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Klaus L
Kelheim, Germany10 contributions
Harmony in stone opened in 1863
Jan 2020 • Couples
Come and visit this monument, it's perfect, inside and outside. It dominates the mountain and the river valleys below, it's position is again just perfect! Should you be interested in the work of architect Leo von Klenze, this is the place to see his art. Come and take the short walk up to the place, have a look inside, listen to the explanation of your tourist guide and relax. The place has charme and charisma, look at it in moonlight from the city centre of Kelheim, the medieval gem below the monument. Just come and enjoy!
Written 7 January 2020
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MBKOKent
Maidstone, UK440 contributions
freedom from Napoleon.
Oct 2019
Built in the mid 1800s by order of King Ludwig 1 of Bavaria to commemorate the Liberation from Napoleon’s rule. Set on a hill overlooking the Danube at Kelheim. If you have plenty of time then pay to access the Hall. Otherwise just admire the views.
Written 4 November 2019
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ClaireandKen89
Uxbridge, UK169 contributions
Amazing view from interesting monument
Sep 2019
The place was an incredible size, including the huge marble statues. The ticket office is a bit of a walk from the actual monument, although it had a nice little cafe and clean, well maintained toilets. There is a lift at the monument, but I didn’t notice signposts to it. There are a lot of steps to get to the turnstile and many more inside, if going up to the outside viewing galleries. Definitely worth it for the view. There is another, smaller toilet nearby too.
There is normally a ‘train’ to take visitors up, but it wasn’t working. It’s a long, steep climb, which took us about an hour (coming down about 30 minutes!!) through nice woodland on a tarmac road. The multimedia audio guides were also unavailable.
Worth a visit & definitely good exercise!
Written 24 September 2019
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Gina F
Passau, Germany271 contributions
Splendid view over the Danube Gorge and Kelheim
Jun 2019 • Couples
You can drive up to the parking lot or hike up the hill. Bavarian King Ludwig I had this Hall built in 1842-63 by Gärtner and von Klenze to commemorate the battle at Leipzig against Napoleon's troops. 132 steps and 34 angels.
Written 23 June 2019
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SFO45
Virginia766 contributions
Perfect Spot High Above the Danube
May 2019 • Couples
Our riverboat was docked in Kelheim for the day, and we were taken up the beautiful green hill above the river to the imposing structure of Liberation Hall, built by King Ludwig I. Take the steps into the interior of the circular monument and you will be greeted by a ring of beautiful statuary. We climbed the 165 steps to the overlook, which provides a pretty view of the Danube.
Written 14 May 2019
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cordyroy
Mobile, AL2,273 contributions
Another Great Monument of Ludwig's
Sep 2018 • Couples
A very impressive monument originally conceived and started by King Ludwig to honer the Germanic victory over Napoleon. Really beautiful. However there are lots of steps up to the highest viewing platform.

On the down side we tried to have a late lunch, ordered and after 25 min were told that the ovens were off so no food!!!
Written 20 October 2018
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Mibera67
Stuttgart, Germany180 contributions
Incredibly beautiful
Sep 2018 • Friends
Visited many times as a child but had not been back in years. The outside was just renovated. This monument is incredibly beautiful, easily accessibly. If you are in that area you DO NOT want to miss it. It is absolutely a great place to visit.
Written 2 September 2018
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capaton
Toronto, Canada91 contributions
Glad we visited
Jun 2018 • Friends
This monument is situated way up on a hill overlooking Kelheim. We were able to go after our Danube cruise to the Weltenburg Monastery. It was not very busy and I was unsure about going, but was pleasantly surprised. The monument is HUGE and beautifully constructed! It overlooks the town of Kelheim and was constructed as a memorial to Germany's victories in many old wars, including the Napoleonic war. There is a lot of renovation going on so access was limited to one elevator. There are tight, winding stairwells to take you up to the highest two levels. Quite amazing views from up top, but the stairs are killers!
Written 12 August 2018
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