Feldherrnhalle

The Feldherrnhalle (Field Marshall's Hall) is a monumental loggia on the Odeonsplatz in Munich. Modeled after theLoggia dei Lanzi in Florence, it was commissioned in 1841 by King Ludwig I of Bavaria to honor the tradition of his army. In 1923 it was the site of the brief battle that ended Hitler's Beer Hall Putsch. During the Nazi era it served as a sacred site commemmorating the 16 Nazi SA 'martyrs' who died in the failed putsch. The Feldherrnhalle was built between 1841 and 1844 at the southern end of Munich's Ludwigstrasse next to the Palais Preysing and east of the Hofgarten. Previously the Gothic Schwabinger Tor (gate) occupied that place.