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Angel of Peace (Friedensengel), Munich

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Monument Tourist Spot
An elegant monument perched on the banks of the Isar River, Angel of Peace (Friedensengel) was built to commemorate the 25 years of peace following the end of the Franco-Prussian war in 1871. The monument and its small temple show the portraits of several German emperors and notable figures in Bavarian history, including Chancellor Otto von Bismarck and General Helmuth von Moltke. The temple's interior is decorated with golden mosaics depicting the allegories of war and peace. The statue of the angel sits atop a 38 m (125 ft) Corinthian column, below which is a large fountain with dolphin-shaped waterspouts. For unobstructed view of the surrounding area, take one of two monumental staircases leading to an observation deck at the foot of the column. Put Angel of Peace (Friedensengel) into our Munich tour planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Munich.
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  • lovely statue and the fountains below it are really gorgeous, worth a visit and then a walk through the quiet gardens were you can spot a duck or two and locals sun bathing on the banks of the river  more »
  • It's a nice area for a walk and you can have a look at the Graffiti Art in the underground area and from there go directly to the English Garden. An other great outdoor attractions. Or you walk down t...  more »
  • History that can be seen in minutes. Nice sculpture that can be seen by a car or a short stop with a picture. It will be a memory that is worth the 15 minutes. Great picture.  more »
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  • A beautiful monument to visit and reflect on as you walk through the gardens and overlook the city.
  • Nice monument to visit during walk along the river.
  • Beautiful spot on a nice day, sculptures are unique.
  • The walk to this area was very nice. We were able to walk through a bit of the underground pass to get to it which has a lot of nice graffitti art. When you get to the angel of peace it is very nice to look at and take some photos. Worth it to visit if it's along your route.
  • Nice monument which is lit up nicely in the evening hours. Good day and night photo shots

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The St. Paul district is the site of Munich's yearly Oktoberfest and offers easy access to the city center. You may be able to find accommodation deals in the Am Schlachthof district, which is populated with small businesses and artists. Glockenbachviertel is the center of the city's nightlife with bars, clubs, and restaurants lining the streets. In contrast, Am alten Südfriedhof is a quiet residential district.
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