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. Use our Detmold trip planner to arrange your visit to Hermannsdenkmal and other attractions in Detmold.
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  • The statue of Hermann is about 50 minutes from the city of Detmold and is good place to visit while in the city.
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  • Our today's visit at the Hermann monument in Detmold was a real experience. Forests covered as with a touch of powdered sugar and inside this impressive monument. Great foresight over the Teutoburg Forest. Worth a visit! The adjacent restaurant has unfortunately only the level of a rest.
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  • The monument is very impressive. Who is walking can walking from here to the externsteine. The view is very nice.
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  • Its like walking into another era, I really liked it.... And is also perfect for doing exercise!
  • *Really nice place to visit in Detmold, try to visit in sunny days! **Took 30 minuets to reach that place from “Hiddesen Augustinum Detmold “ bus stop! ***3 to 4€ to climb the top and can see the full view of near by cities!
  • Herman the German good historic place to visit.Commemorating Arminius (Herman) sticking it to Varus. Unfortunately its about 120k out. Don't let that put you off its great for the kids too, nice walks in the woods.
  • Interesting historical attraction that's not well advertised
  • Nice monument... but seemed like not enough pretty routs for a walk. On the other hand there is decent climbing park, in case you need more activity.
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