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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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  • Angel of peace is symbolic. The column on which it stands with a height of 25 meters, installed to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Versailles peace. Construction height only 38 meters (+14 to the height of the columns). And exactly 14 years after its opening the first world. Walking in Munich not joined here to go around the Park, beauty.
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  • Bordering the River from South, past the Park maximilian, just before return to cross the bridge towards the city.
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  • This monument commemorates the Treaty of Versailles of 1871 that signed the peace between Germans and French. On the Corinthian column is the Golden angel, and this column to turn on a flag reminding us of the palaces of the ancient Greece. There remains half away and not many people walk through this part, but it is recommended to also walk through the Park.
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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!