Hall of Liberation at Kelheim

Picture: Hall of Liberation at Kelheim

The memorial commemorating the victorious battles against Napoleon in the Wars of Liberation in 1813-1815 was commissioned by King Ludwig I and begun by Friedrich Gärtner, who modelled it on centrally planned buildings from ancient Rome and the Italian Middle Ages. It was completed from modified plans in 1863 by Leo von Klenze.

Picture: Interior

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The supporting buttresses of the façade are crowned by 18 monumental statues which are allegories of the German tribes. The number 18 also symbolizes the date of the Battle of the Nations at Leipzig (18.10.1813), when Napoleon's troops suffered a crushing defeat at the hands of the Coalition.

Live pictures of the Hall of Liberation you will find on www.webcams-in-kelheim.de.

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Object information:

Responsible administrative office

Verwaltung der Befreiungshalle Kelheim
Befreiungshallestraße 3
93309 Kelheim
Telefon (0 94 41) 6 82 07-10
Fax (0 94 41) 6 82 07-20
E-Mail befreiungshalle.kelheim

Opening hours

Mid-March to 31 October:
9 am-6 pm
1 November to mid-March:
9 am-4 pm
open daily

Tickets on sale:
Mid-March to 31 October:
9 am-5.15 pm
1 November to mid-March:
9 am-3.15 pm

Closed on:
1.1., Shrove Tuesday, 24.12., 25.12., 31.12.

Guided tours

No regular guided tours

Audioguide available

Multimedia-Guide available in German and English (with costs)

Admission charges 2014

3.50 euros regular
3 euros reduced internal link

Combination ticket
Hall of Liberation / Prunn Castle:
7.50 euros regular
6.50 euros reduced internal link

Annual season tickets /

All opening hours and admission charges at a glance (PDF-file)


Information for the disabled:

Accessible via lift



Franchised restaurants and hotels:

Café – Bistro
Tel. (0 94 41) 68 36-79
externer Link www.zur-befreiungshalle-kelheim.de

Nearest railway station:


Public transport with nearest stop:


Parking space:

Car park and bus car park available (with costs)

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