Monument with the best view
Against the backdrop of the Danube valley, Walhalla sits enthroned on its pedestal and is hardly less impressive than its Greek model. Via the stairs and the large terraces, the numerous visitors to the monument can now (once again) safely reach the top - to glory and splendour, but above all to a magnificent view!
The Walhalla is a hall of fame in the classicist style, built at the behest of the Bavarian King Ludwig I above the Danube near Regensburg. The building, made of limestone from Kelheim, was planned and built on the model of the Parthenon on the Acropolis in Athens. The entire complex, including the substructure, is 125 metres long and 55 metres high. Inside the Walhalla are the busts of many important personalities of German and European history. 130 busts and 65 commemorative plaques can be seen there today - from Frederick I to Johannes Kepler and Mozart to Sophie Scholl. Between 2004 and 2014, the entire substructure and the roof of the Walhalla had to be renovated. In the area of the staircase and the present terrace, the surfaces had to be sealed before the natural stone slabs could be laid.
With regard to the waterproofing, the first step was to create an even surface using a cement-bound material. And it was not only the evenness of the surface that was important; the different levelling heights to adapt to the vertical stone slabs also had to be taken into account. Under these conditions, concreting was not possible. The levelling was ultimately carried out with maxit mur 950 HS in a grain thickness of 4 mm. The material was levelled and troweled off before the waterproofing and, in the next step, the removed natural stone slabs were laid again while observing the standing time.