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Location: Detmold, Lippe, Detmold District, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Best Hikes to Hermannsdenkmal
  • You can't get past the Hermann Monument when you hike along the Hermannsweg. It is considered a landmark for the entire Hermannshöhen and the Teutoburg Forest. The monument is intended to commemorate Hermann, the Cheruscan, who won the so-called Varus Battle against the Romans in 9 AD.

    For those who are looking for a little more sporting challenge, the Teuto climbing park invites you with a total of six climbing courses. And as always: the view is free!

    More information about the climbing park:

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    • August 23, 2016

  • de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hermannsdenkmal

    The Hermann Monument is one of the most famous monuments in Germany. It is reminiscent of the "Battle in the Teutoburg Forest", also known as the Varus Battle, in which in 9 AD the Cheruscan prince Arminius (18/17 BC - 21 AD) called Hermann and his men defeated the Romans under Publius Quinctilius Varus 47/46 BC - 9 AD devastatingly struck. The news of a regional uprising is said to have caused Varus to take a detour through unfamiliar terrain with his entire army. At what is now the Kalkriese in the Wiehen Mountains near Osnabrück, he is said to have been ambushed by the Cherusci. The 17th, 18th and 19th Legions perished. Including the auxiliary troops, an eighth of the entire Roman army perished in the battle.

    The monument is visited annually by several 100,000 visitors.

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    • July 12, 2021

  • A great end to a Herrmansweg walk. However, very touristy

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    • August 19, 2018

  • The Hermannsdenkmal is a colossal statue near the district of Hiddesen in the area of the city of Detmold in North Rhine-Westphalia in the southern Teutoburg Forest. It was built between 1838 and 1875 according to designs by Ernst von Bandel and inaugurated on August 16, 1875.
    The monument is intended to commemorate the Cheruscan prince Arminius, in particular the so-called battle in the Teutoburg Forest, in which Germanic tribes under his leadership inflicted a decisive defeat on the three Roman legions XVII, XVIII and XIX under Publius Quinctilius Varus in the year 9.
    With a figure height of 26.57 meters and a total height of 53.46 meters, it is the tallest statue in Germany and was the tallest statue in the western world from 1875 until the Statue of Liberty was built in 1886.

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    • September 22, 2020

  • Hermannsdenkmal, walk in the footsteps of the ancient Teutons. The "Hermann" can be seen in good visibility. Impressive figure !!!

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    • September 29, 2019

  • The old Hermann - actually worse fatherland kitsch from the 19th century. Still a place whose impact is hard to avoid. When the weather is nice, however, it is quite crowded here ...

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    • January 1, 2020

  • Great monument, great view, lots of things around (climbing forest, information boards, etc.)

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    • July 13, 2020

  • In memory of the battle in the Teutoburg Forest

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    • July 12, 2019

  • very majestic sight. Fantastic view!

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    • January 17, 2021

  • During the week it is great to visit Hermann, because then there is not as much going on as on the weekend.

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    • August 30, 2021

  • The Hermann Monument, which can be seen from afar, is almost 54m high and is not only the highest statue in Germany, it is also a world-famous landmark in Germany. The colossal statue is dedicated to the Cheruscan prince Arminius. The monument can be climbed, the entrance ticket can be purchased in the tourist information at the parking lot and restaurant. Over 70 steps you reach the circular outer circuit at a height of approx. 20m. From here you have a wonderful view far beyond the Lipperland and the Teutoburg Forest.

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    • June 28, 2022

  • Attention: Buy tickets for the ascent of the monument at the parking lot / restaurant !!

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    • October 16, 2020

  • The Hermannsdenkmal is a colossal statue near Hiddesen southwest of Detmold in North Rhine-Westphalia in the southern Teutoburg Forest.

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    • January 27, 2019

  • The Hermannsdenkmal, erected in memory of the Germanic tribes' victory over the Romans in the "Battle of the Teutoburg Forest", is one of the most important monuments in Germany. The battle (Varus Battle) itself probably took place near Kalkriese in the Wiehen Mountains. Here, however, the scholars argue.

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    • December 6, 2020

  • The portrayal of Arminius / Hermann is really impressive in terms of size and so actually almost only comparable to Kassel. You can get another impression in the center of Detmold, there is still a copy of the huge foot of the monument (komoot.de/tour/618437304).

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    • January 2, 2022

  • To speculate on the reasons why one should pay a visit to the 'Hermann' is idle. To label him with labels such as "Liberators of the Germans" or one who "made sure" that "our people could grow up independently and without the influence of the Romans" does not help. The theme is too complex for it to be lit on a hiking app. There are at least as many reasons to head for North Rhine-Westphalia's most popular destination as there are annual visitors, around half a million.

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    • June 17, 2017

  • Bandel had begun construction work on his chosen mountain in 1838, but only 37 years later, in the summer of 1875, did he complete his monument.

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    • May 6, 2018

  • The monument is intended to commemorate the Cheruscan ruler Arminius, especially the so-called Battle of the Teutoburg Forest, where Germanic tribes under his leadership taught the Roman legions under Publius Quinctilius Varus in 9 a decisive defeat

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    • April 22, 2019

  • Admission is 3.50 per person.

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    • January 29, 2019

  • Always a worthwhile destination for a bike trip, even if the climb to the Hermann Monument can be exhausting for non-e-bikers. It is definitely worth it, because the view over the Lipperland is remarkable in several places.

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    • April 12, 2020

  • The Hermann Monument is a great destination. A climbing park, playground and cafe complete the package.

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    • June 3, 2020

  • Great starting point also for a hike to the Externsteinen or the visit of the Adlerwarte in Berlebeck. Just follow the hiking trail H!

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    • June 5, 2017

  • Simply monomental, you have to be there if you want to know the home.

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    • August 18, 2017

  • The highlight of the monument is in fact its sheer size and the complexity that accompanies its creation, completion and "work" as a place of monument: it was planned by Ernst Bandel (start of construction around 1838) financed by civic associations that united one, liberal, modern German state, at a time when censorship and small state rule. From the original approach quasi sinnentstellt finished it in 1875. Wikipedia knows:
    "In the reaction phase after the revolution of 1848, the building rested until 1863. There was no financial or political interest in continuing the building during this time, not until the Prussian King's visit to the site in June 1869 and subsequently the founding of the German Reich after the German-French War (1870-1871), the monument project became popular again. "
    The monument served in the years 1933-45 projections that are still working today and are simply called fascist.
    If one looks at the cultural history of southern Germany, it must be stated that the peaceful coexistence with the Romans had much more beneficial consequences than the North has, where, thanks to Arminius' persuasive power, they have been beaten and driven out by various tribes in devastating battles. Almost 20% of the troops of Rome were lost.
    In addition to the historical background, this offers:

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    • November 14, 2017

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