(Hall of Liberation)
The Hall of Liberation lies up-stream from Regensburg, at the point where the Altmühl, part of the Rhine-Main-Danube canal, flows into the Danube. The classical rotunda was built at King Ludwigs request
by Friedrich von Gärtner and Leo von Klenze in the 19th century, as a memorial to the Wars of Liberation (1813-1815) waged by the German states against Napoleon that led to the unification of German tribes. The fundamentals of the building was laid by Friedrich von Gärtner. After Gärtners sudden death in 1847, Leo von Klenze took over the supervision of the project, in whose hands it emerged as a stark, brutal militaristic fortress.