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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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  • always worth a visit, less than an hour. Unfortunately, once again the same old story of 3 euro for a day parking and 3 euro p.p. for what climbing. I start there in this region to get used to it. a beautiful monument in great condition nice to even show up
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  • When visiting Detmold. must you simply times up to the Hermann. When visibility is good offers a great panorama of the Hermann of Lippe. Especially the trails all around are recommended. Again special events, such as laser shows and Open-Air cinema.
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  • On this historic monument, it is to offer an outdoor workout with a Vorturner and loud music with film music from Rocky I feel at the foot of the monument. A monument is not worthy! For the not reasonable noise 0 points for the monument 5 + points
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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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