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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. 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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  • 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. 
  • Bearing in mind that the monument is important to the country, and the tourist stands ' check out ' about it. Angel is well visible, when there is no fog. Plus in the dark Park is not illuminated. Down footsteps, so walking with the stroller will have to make a circle.
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  • Nice monument which is lit up nicely in the evening hours. Good day and night photo shots
  • 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.
  • Beautiful place and usually not so crowded like traditional places as marienplatz
  • Great view of the city. Quite romantic place to be in the evenings
  • Astonishing place!!! Beautiful garden and piece of art!