Friedensengel information

Munich , Germany
Getting there
Bus: Friedensengel/Villa Stuck
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Just east of the Isar River, the Friedensengel (Angel of Peace) statue stands guard from its perch atop a 23m-high column. It commemorates the 1871 Treaty of Versailles, which ended the Franco-Prussian War, and the base contains some shimmering golden frescoes. On New Year's Eve the steps around the monument are party central, hence all the popped corks that litter the ground when the snow thaws.