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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  • An iconic statue to commemorate how Germanic tribes completely wiped away three Roman legions (which was no mean feat at that time). Historically important as this statue helped built a national... 
    An iconic statue to commemorate how Germanic tribes completely wiped away three Roman legions (which was no mean feat at that time). Historically important as this statue helped built a national...  more »
  • The very large statue of Hermann guards Germany against Rome (and France). Of course the story of Hermann who defeated the Romans fell into nationalistic and later wrong hands, but the place is... 
    The very large statue of Hermann guards Germany against Rome (and France). Of course the story of Hermann who defeated the Romans fell into nationalistic and later wrong hands, but the place is...  more »
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  • DON'T WASTE MONEY GOING INSIDE! The surrounding area for hiking is five stars all the way. But the monument itself is pretty small. Nothing amazing. And they charge FOUR EUROS to go inside. There's not even anything inside, no history of the area or anything, just stairs going up to the tiny platform at the top which you can walk around in about five seconds. At most they should charge 1 euro, but even better, none! This monument was "given" to the German people but I guess not really. Haha. Waste of money going up. If you don't go up, it's a nice place, the monument is well preserved and looks cool, just DON'T WASTE MONEY GOING INSIDE!
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