At the request of Ludwig I, Odeonsplatz was built by Leo von Klenze at the start of the 19th century in the Classical style.
It is used as a central square for the capital city. The square even has political importance: in 1923 Hitler’s coup attempt was stopped here; however, 10 years later National Socialism was glorified. Today the popular Open-Air Classics Concert take place yearly at Odeonsplatz. In the vicinity is the Hofgarten (“court garden”) in which many Munich residents meet to play boules and relax. The Feldherrenhalle and Theatine Church complete the ensemble at Odeonsplatz.