The Friedensengel 'Angel of Peace' watches over the most sophisticated access from Munich's east bank of the Isar river towards the city.

The Friedensengel was constructed by Heinrich Dürr from 1896 till 1899 and is 4 metres high. It was cast in bronze and gilded and rests on a 22 meter high Corinthian column, rising from a stone pedestral which is richly decorated with sculptures.

The statue which is called 'the angel of peace' is not really an angel, but a replica of the antique goddess of victory 'Nike'.

The statue was erected by the Munich citizens to express their gratitude to the Bavarian Army, which had been obliged to fight alongside the Prussians in Franco-Prussian war in 1870/71.

The statue stands on the highest point encircled by the Maximilian´s park. The park that sizes 30 hectars of gentle hills was realised by Carl Effner in the late 19th century and comissioned by King Maximilian II of Bavaria.


Prinzregentenstrasse, Bogenhausen, 81675

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