This Statue of Bavaria was commissioned by King Ludwig I in 1837 to crown the Bavarian hall of fame. It was also designed to showcase the influence and culture of the then independent kingdom. The statue took 13 years to complete, with the project outliving the architect and the reign of the king.
The Hall of Fame is a memorial site on Theresienwiese. It was built between 1843 and 1853 by King Ludwig I of Bavaria by the architect Leo von Klenze King. The architect based the three-winged columned hall on ancient colossal altars.