|Parking for the Night at the Danube|
Kelheim is a nice little town with many historic buildings especially around the city square with the town hall and an historic harbour.
|Old and new town hall of Kelheim|
The next day the weather was better and we went for a hike, following the Danube up to the Weltenburg Abbey and along the 2000 years old and more than 3 km long wall of the Celtic town Oppidum Alkimoennis until we reached the Altmühl valley which we followed back to Kelheim.
|Walking up the Danube|
|Walking on top of the outer wall of Alkimoennis|
We reached the reconstruction of a late Celtic gate with a wall section based on archaeological excavations in the area, illustrating the great construction work of the Celts over 2,000 years ago. During our walk along the wall we already came passed the sites of former gates, which were interned gateways which is still recognisable.
We had seen the Hall of Liberation from many sides already, now it was time to have a closer look.
King Ludwig I of Bavaria ordered the "Befreiungshalle" to be built in order to commemorate the victories against Napoleon during the Wars of Liberation that lasted from 1813 to 1815. The construction started in 1842 and was completed in 1863.
|"To the German Liberation Fighters - Ludwig I King of Bavaria"|
|Battle of Waterloo|
|"May the Germans never forget what made necessary the struggle for freedom and by what means they won."|
|View down to the Danube|
|View over Kelheim|
|Flower of the Day|