Odeonsplatz is a large square in central Munich
Munich The city's motto is "" . Before 2006, it was "Weltstadt mit Herz" . Its native name, , is derived from the Old High German Munichen, meaning "by the monks' place". The city's name derives from the monks of the Benedictine order who founded the city; hence the monk depicted on the city's coat...

 which was named after the former concert hall Odeon.


In 1791 the medieval city wall was demolished and plans for a square at the point of the Schwabing Gate (Schwabinger Tor) could be realized with the erection of the Brienner Straße
Brienner Straße (Munich)
The neoclassical Brienner Straße in Munich is one of four royal avenues and was constructed in line with a draft of Karl von Fischer and Friedrich Ludwig von Sckell under the reign of Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria from 1812 onwards...

 in 1816. The Schwabing Gate itself was broken down in 1817. The Odeonsplatz is also the southern initial point of the Ludwigstraße
Ludwigstraße (Munich)
The Ludwigstrasse in Munich is one of the city's four royal avenues. Principal was King Ludwig I of Bavaria, the avenue is named in his honour. The city's grandest boulevard with its public buildings still maintains its architectural uniformity envisioned as a grand street "worthy the kingdom" as...

. Here Leo von Klenze
Leo von Klenze
Leo von Klenze was a German neoclassicist architect, painter and writer...

 constructed the Feldherrnhalle
The Feldherrnhalle is a monumental loggia in Munich, Germany. It 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 occupied that place...

(Hall of Heroes) between the Munich Residence and the Theatine Church and the Hofgarten Tor
Hofgarten (München)
The Hofgarten is a garden in the center of Munich, Germany, located between the Residenz and the Englischer Garten.The garden was built in 1613-1617 by Maximilian I, Elector of Bavaria as an Italian style Renaissance garden. In the center of the garden is a pavilion for the goddess Diana, built in...

(Hofgarten Gate, 1816) at the end of the Brienner Strasse. North of this gate Klenze erected the Bazaar Building (1824-1826) of the Hofgarten and adverse in widening of the Ludwigstrasse the Odeon (1826-1828; present home of the Bavarian Ministry of the Interior) and the Leuchtenberg
Duke of Leuchtenberg
Duke of Leuchtenberg was a title created by Maximilian I, Elector of Bavaria and awarded to his son Maximilian Philipp Hieronymus. Little is known about this title until its re-creation by Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria on 14 November 1817 and awarded to his son-in-law Eugène de Beauharnais...

(1816-1821; present home of the Bavarian Treasury Department), both buildings were modelled on the Palazzo Farnese in Rome.
The Equestrian Statue (by Max von Widnmann, 1862) was created in honour of the principal, King Ludwig I of Bavaria
Ludwig I of Bavaria
Ludwig I was a German king of Bavaria from 1825 until the 1848 revolutions in the German states.-Crown prince:...


It is served by the U Bahn
Munich U-Bahn
The Munich U-Bahn system is an electric rail rapid transit network in Munich, Germany. "U-Bahn" is the German contraction for Untergrundbahn or "subway." It is operated by the municipally owned Münchner Verkehrsgesellschaft...

 station of the same name
Odeonsplatz (Munich U-Bahn)
Odeonsplatz is an important U-Bahn interchange station on the northern edge of Munich's Old Town. It is serviced by the U4, U5 and U3, U6 lines of the Munich U-Bahn system, with U 4 and U 5 running in an east-west direction and U3, U6 running perpendicular in a north-south direction...


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