Hermannsdenkmal, Detmold

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One of Germany's most famous monuments, Hermannsdenkmal stands 386 m (1,266 ft) tall in Teutoburg Forest and was built in 1875 to commemorate legendary war chief Hermann and the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest against the Romans in 9 CE+F28 Today, it serves more as a peace memorial and emblem to German unification, with the words "German unity is my strength--My strength is Germany's might" inscribed on Hermann's sword. Climb up the monument's base for wide views of the surrounding region. To visit Hermannsdenkmal on your holiday in Detmold, and find out what else Detmold has to offer, use our Detmold trip itinerary builder.
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  • August 15, 2017
    ... from Bielefeld, through forests with moderate climbs. The goal of Hermann monument it is necessary for the climb, gasping, some sweat then when the sun shines from the huge, martial monument to be impressed. Disturbing the many tourists who, hardly can feel traveled, the archaic sense of the place by car or bus. Sweating and puffing you can feel better.
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  • August 14, 2017
    The monument itself is a huge statue with nothing special, but the location in the middle of the forest and enalto is impressive. Worth go up the views and take a walk through one of the many trails that pass through there
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  • August 10, 2017
    The statue is impressive... but that's all. Fifteen to twenty minutes to visit this place, which will cost you € 3 for parking if you go inside the statue.
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  • The Hermannsdenkmal is one of Germany's most impressive monuments. Its architecture is majestic and its location on the top of a hill makes it even more impressive. The view of the surrounding landscapes is stunning. The only negative element is that the monument is rather remote and it's very complicated to get there via public transit.
  • The Hermannsdenkmal is a very impressive monument celebrating the Germanic tribes victory over a Roman legion. No small feat!! The monument itself is magnificent and it's hard to believe humans engineered it in the late 1800's. The views are nice and the walk there from the parking lot is about 400 meters with a slight incline. The park includes several gift shops, museums, play area for children, a high ropes adventure course, and at least two restaurants (cafe and a sit down). Unfortunately, I went on a day of snow and the majority of the aforementioned were closed. Fans of history... a must. Otherwise, it's a nice place to go if you want to be outside.
  • Impressive statue. There is a visitor centre opened fully Apr to October. Plenty of food options available and loads of walks around the local area. Great place to take children to.
  • Well laid out monument and climbing area
  • Good place to visit if you are in the region :)

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