Bavaria statue: Best view of the Theresienwiese

Bavaria statue and hall of fame at Theresienwiese

She is Munich's most impressive "Bronze lady": the Bavaria statue next to Theresienwiese is a must-see not only for Oktoberfest visitors. It stands directly in front of the Ruhmeshalle (Hall of fame), where the busts of famous Bavarians are collected.

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Theresienhöhe 16 , 80339 München

Opening hours

  • Mo 09:00 - 18:00
  • Tu 09:00 - 18:00
  • We 09:00 - 18:00
  • Th 09:00 - 18:00
  • Fr 09:00 - 18:00
  • Sa 09:00 - 18:00
  • Su 09:00 - 18:00

Note: Die Ruhmeshalle ist wegen Bauarbeiten geschlossen, die Bavaria bis auf Weiteres wegen Corona.

Die Bavaria mit der Ruhmeshalle auf der Theresienwiese
Michael Hofmann

Bavaria Statue and Hall of Fame: Our Tips

The Bavaria is enthroned as an 18 meter high bronze statue above the Theresienwiese, where the world-famous Oktoberfest is held every year. There are numerous reasons why you should visit the statue not only during the world's largest folk festival:

  • The Bavaria statue is a popular meeting place for Munich residents and tourists.
  • The head of the statue is a unique viewing platform and guarantees breathtaking views of Munich.
  • The Hall of Fame as an impressive columned hall with busts of important Bavarians is a must-see.
  • The Theresienwiese as the location of major events such as the Oktoberfest, the Frühlingsfest (Spring Festival) or the Winter Tollwood.
  • Fun at insider events as well as tobogganing in winter at the Bavaria.

Entrance fees for visiting the Bavaria statue

  • Regular: 3.50 euros
  • Reduced: 2.50 euros
  • Groups please register by phone: 0162 4121726


From October 14 until the end of March, the Hall of Fame and the Bavaria are closed for traffic safety reasons.

However, getting there is similar as going to the Wiesn - U-bahn (U5, Laimer platz) and stop at Theresienwiese. There are also options of the U3 and U6 stopping at Goetheplatz, then a short walk to the location.

Viewing platform in the Bavaria's head

Ausblick von der Bavaria-Statue über das Oktoberfest Spichal

Not even that many Munich residents actually know it: You can even take a look inside the statue. A spiral staircase leads up to the head of the Bavaria, from where you have a unique view of the Theresienwiese and the adjacent neighborhoods.

From October 14 to the end of March, the Hall of Fame and the Bavaria are closed for traffic safety reasons.

In general, the inside of the Bavaria is an excellent place to photograph the Spring Festival or the Oktoberfest and get an overview of the colorful hustle and bustle. However, you should bring patience, because during this time the Bavaria is particularly popular: as a meeting place, as a place for a short break and as a viewing platform...

The Bavaria: Who is the bronze lady?

Bavaria-Statue an der Theresienwiese Hofmann

The Bavaria statue has been a coveted woman for centuries. Nowadays, she adorns postcards and souvenirs and is considered a popular photo motif among tourists. She is also the symbol and secular patron saint of the Free State of Bavaria - in short, its face.

The most famous representation of Bavaria is the huge statue on Theresienwiese. It was designed between 1843 and 1850 by Munich artist Ludwig Schwanthaler, commissioned by Ludwig I, and cast in bronze - a masterpiece of building technique. The Bavaria statue measures 18 meters and is thus the largest statue of a woman in Munich.

The Hall of Fame

Die Bavaria mit der Ruhmeshalle auf der Theresienwiese
Michael Hofmann

Behind the Bavaria stands the colossal building of the Hall of Fame. A stroll through the wide corridors will take you on an excursion into Bavarian history.

The three-winged portico is lined with busts of important Bavarians from the past centuries - including the stone heads of writer Ludwig Thoma, composer Carl Orff, painter Albrecht Dürer and brewer Joseph Pschorr.

In 1853, the wing was designed by the former star architect Leo von Klenze, who was also commissioned by Ludwig I. The building was intended to commemorate the merits and glory of Bavaria.

Munich's most famous meadow: The Theresienwiese

Bavaria-Statue und Ruhmeshalle an der Theresienwiese Hofmann

On the wide area of the Theresienwiese - at the foot of the Bavaria - there is something going on almost all year round. Whether it's the Oktoberfest, Bavaria's biggest flea market, the spring festival (Frühlingsfest) or the Winter Tollwood festival - it's never really deserted on the Theresienwiese.

Of course, the most famous is the Oktoberfest, which always starts in mid-late September and lasts a little over two weeks. At the same time, every four years, the Central Agricultural Festival takes place on the southern part of the Theresienwiese.

At the end of April / beginning of May the Spring Festival is celebrated.
In winter the tents and booths of the Tollwood are set up, then the month-long cultural festival awaits you with many events, exotic food and handmade products.

Insider tips: Events and leisure at the Bavaria

Bavaria-Statue und Ruhmeshalle an der Theresienwieseónica Garduño
  • Watch the tents and rides grow from the Bavaria's head during the ten-week Oktoberfest construction period
  • Be part of it: Always on the middle Sunday of the Oktoberfest there is a concert on the steps of the Bavaria
  • New Year's Eve at the Bavaria: On the Theresienwiese and from the steps of the Bavaria you have a wonderful view of the fireworks


Bavariapark in München
Baureferat München/Gartenbau

Behind the Bavaria is the Bavariapark. You like to go for a walk and have some peace and quiet? Then you are right here! You will mainly meet families and joggers on the paths.

Winter fun at the Bavaria

Rodeln an der bavaria-Statue in München

In winter, the slopes below the Hall of Fame become a tobogganing hill. The short and not very steep slopes are guaranteed to be fun for kids.

But there is also another steep slope, where some winter sport aficionados even venture down on skis. Although obstacles are secured with straw bales, tobogganing here is at your own risk.

At a glance

Bavaria statue and hall of fame at Theresienwiese

Theresienhöhe 16
80339 München

Tel: +4989290671

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