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Outside view of the temple

The Walhalla Doric temple, inspired by the Parthenon, commissioned by the Philhellene Ludwig I of Bavaria in 1816 and completed in 1842 commemorates great figures from German history ('German' taken in the sense of Germanic, since Gothic, Langobardic, Anglo-Saxon and Swiss German figures are included). It is located near Regensburg at the Danube.

On its inauguration on 18 October 1842, there were 96 busts and 64 plaques. 30 busts were added since, most recently a bust of Sophie Scholl on 22 February 2003.

Inside the Walhalla, The Germanic Pantheon

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