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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  • We visited here with family, has a lovely walk into it. We went up spindel steps, the sun was shining so we had a great view over detmold.  more »
  • Built in the mid 19th century as a monument to the unifying power of Arminius, who pushed the Romans back across the Rhine 1900 years before. It is proudly Teutonic, and not even faintly a realistic.....  more »
  • Parking fee. Child friendly (playground). Public toilets. Restaurant. Gift shop. Its free to walk around, but you need a ticket to go inside/up the statue. The view from above was allright, but not necessarily worth the fee, as the view from the plateau outside is great too.
  • it's a must for anybody visiting Detmold! views from above are great! besides the hermannsdenkmal, there is a small gift shop, restaurant, playground and climbing park - so don't expect to spend too much time here. Maybe ~1hr. Also highly recommended to hike up there instead of driving! Or start hiking from there (parking price is per day anyways)
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