Angel of Peace (Friedensengel), Munich

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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. Plan to see Angel of Peace (Friedensengel) and other attractions that appeal to you using our Munich trip planner .
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  • As Berlin the Angel of peace has remembered of course equal our 'gold else'. You should take your quiet time and look at the base for a few minutes.
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  • In 1981 the Angel fell. It was restored and placed back in your column in 1983, your leg and the two wings were replaced.
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  • Golden statue stands on the Hill of Bogenhausen. Angel and "Miguel","Gabriel","Rafael","Uriel" more than four reminds me Angel. Said it asked Germany's friend, "Angel of peace" at the Angel in the Christian sense, not being depicted as the goddess Nike Nike (Goddess of victory).
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  • Amazing structure! I stumbled upon it by accident, but I would've definitely paid it a visit, if I knew about it before!
  • With a clean view to one of the main avenues in Munique.
  • A nice monument, which lays at an amazing place next to the Isar (the river). It is worth visiting and take a moment to over the city.
  • The statue itself is beautiful, and its base is a good place to hangout and drink a couple of beers with friends.
  • Stunning gold angel atop Munich looking out. Hard to get a decent photograph without a long lens and a professional camera.
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