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The Walhalla: Hall of Heroes

Neil MacGregor visits the Walhalla, one of the most idiosyncratic expressions of national identity in 19th-century Europe, a temple to German-ness, modelled on the Parthenon.

Neil MacGregor visits the Walhalla, one of the most idiosyncratic expressions of national identity in 19th century Europe - a temple to German-ness, modelled on the Parthenon, built high above the Danube in Bavaria. It honours almost 200 people, from early rulers and kings to composers, poets and scientists.

Producer Paul Kobrak.

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