To Walhalla (Twice…) Enroute to Regensburg

Rode about 55km today from Straubing to Regensburg. Hot all afternoon – up to 30 C – but we were done riding by 1300 or so.

Halfway between the two towns is the German Hall of Fame, known as Walhalla (Valhalla). It was built by the famous (mad) Ludwig the First of Bavaria in the 1830s and is an exact 1:1 replica of the Pantheon in Athens on top of a hill beside the Danube.

It’s as peculiar as it sounds.

We left the bikes locked at the bottom of the hill and walked up the front, saw the monument full of names and busts of famous dead Germans. Then we decided to take an alternate route down… which dropped us off the side of the hill. Attempting to find another path lead us back up to the monument and we took the safer path down this time…

Got into Regensburg in good time after that diversion. Lovely hostel and another beautiful alte stadt to explore.

Off to Kelheim tomorrow, just 36km or so. Nice easy ride, and we should be able to get the ride over before the heat really gets going.

By Brian Burger

Started this site way, way back in November 1998, when the web was young. It's still here, and so am I.

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