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  • Landlinien

    At Hermannsdenkmal you can not miss it, if you walk on the Hermannsweg. It is considered a landmark of the entire Hermannshöhen and the Teutoburg Forest. Reminiscent of the 54-meter-high memorial to Hermann the Cherusker, who won the so-called "Varus Battle" against the Romans in the 9th century.

    For all those who are looking for a little more sporty challenge, the Teuto climbing park invites with a total of 6 climbing courses. And as always: the view is free!

    More information about the climbing park:

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    • August 23, 2016

  • Micha

    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

  • Ida Bogø

    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

  • Mandelkern

    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

  • Andreas Kronier

    For East Westphalia a must ... once hiking to Heermann

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    • February 23, 2017

  • Rheinschiffer ⚓

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

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    • August 18, 2017

  • ebiketourinfo / Holger

    The Hermann monument is anyway a must for all hikers, as well as the cyclists who want to start the Roman-Lippe route here. But I also recommend the Nature Park Centrum Egge, which was opened here in 2017. Here you will find information about the whole area, also flyers and hiking / cycling information - and most of it does not even cost anything ... class :)

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    • August 30, 2017

  • Daniela

    A little tip for all visitors with Kombiticket Externsteine and Hermannsdenkmal:
    The tickets are limited in time. Ours went to 31.3.19, so we set off today on the last day. Before, unfortunately, was always bad weather or we had no time.
    After 10 km hike we were there and looked around the monument in peace. The children are then clean and we are behind. At least we wanted. But our adult tickets were invalid. Looked again. Not only are they moderately day-to-day, they are accurate to the minute. The kids tickets until 14:49 and ours actually only until 14:44. We were at 14.47 clock at the turnstile. Had we known that before ....

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    • March 31, 2019

  • Timber

    The climb is worthwhile. The view is far-reaching and great. A piece of German history

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    • June 3, 2019

  • Marvin🙃

    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

  • Peter

    The monument, which can also be climbed, which is rewarded in good weather with a great foresight, is always impressive. The MUST have just seen in person.
    Around the Hermann there are very beautiful hiking trails, in addition to the famous Hermannsweg as a long distance hiking trail, detailed information is also available in the hiking center WALK. When hiking on unknown routes and to find interesting routes I recommend Komoot here the APP Teutonavigator

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    • January 3, 2019

  • Neele

    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

  • Gerhard H.

    In this battle, which is estimated to last 3 days, the Cheruscan prince Armin (translated today as Hermann) with his followers and the Roman governor and commander Publius Quinctilius Varus fought a battle that was in favor of the Teutons. (Lyrics to the battle) By the tactics of the Cheruscan prince succeeded Germanic defeated subjugated three complete Roman legions, each of 4000-6000 men were strong. Varus is said to have thrown himself into the sword when he saw the fight as lost. Armin was henceforth referred to as the "Liberator Germania".
    Source: lipperland.de/hermannsdenkmal-detmold/hermannsdenkmal-detmold.html

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    • April 20, 2019

  • 🚴‍♂️ Teuto Radler Stukenbrock 🚴‍♂️

    The question is not, why Hermann? After all, Hermann (Arminius in the Roman language) made sure that our people grew up independently, without influence of the Romans. He is and remains the liberator of the Germans north of the Main Line and east of the Rhine

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    • June 16, 2017

  • Dennis

    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

  • Herbert

    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

  • JR56

    Das Wahrzeichen des Lipperlandes und des gesamten Teutoburger Waldes, gelegen auf der 386 m hohen Grotenburg, ist das Hermannsdenkmal. Der Erbauer Ernst von Bandel nahm die 9 n.Chr. stattgefundene Varusschlacht zum Anlass der Erbauung dieses Monumentes.
    In dieser Schlacht, die mit einer Dauer von 3 Tagen eingeschätzt wird, lieferten sich der Cheruskerfürst Armin ( wird heute als Hermann übersetzt ) mit seinen Anhängern und der römische Stadthalter und Feldherr Publius Quinctilius Varus einen Kampf, der zu Gunsten der Germanen ausging. Durch die Taktik des Cheruskerfürsten gelang es den Germanen trotzt Unterzahl drei komplette römische Legionen, die jeweils 4000-6000 Mann stark waren, zu bezwingen. Varus soll sich, als er den Kampf als verloren sah, selber ins Schwert gestürzt haben. Armin wurde fortan als der "Befreier Germaniens" bezeichnet.
    1819 hatte Ernst von Bandel, gelernter Architekt und Bildhauer, die Idee des Denkmals. Jedoch konnte er erst im Jahr 1838 mit dem Bau anfangen. Die Standortwahl kam aufgrund der hier gefundenen Ausgrabungen zustande, denn der genaue Standort der damals stattgefundenen Schlacht, ist bis heute nicht genau bekannt. 1872 war der Bau des Sockels fertig. Nun ging es an den Bau der 27 Meter hohen Figur. Sie besteht aus Kupfer.
    Das Schwert wurde von der Firma Krupp gespendet. Auf dem Schwert befindet sich die Inschrift - Deutschland Einigkeit - Meine Stärke, Meine Stärke - Deutschlands Macht - und bildet mit seinen 7 Metern Länge und 11 Zentnern Gewicht den Abschluss des 53,44 Meter hohen Denkmals. Kaiser Wilhelm I weihte das Denkmal am 16. August 1875 ein. Auch der Fürst Leopold zur Lippe glänzte durch seine Anwesenheit. Schon ein Jahr nach der Einweihung starb Ernst von Bandel, man kann den Bau also als sein Lebenswerk bezeichnen. Sein Leben ist in der kurz unter dem Denkmal stehenden "Bandelhütte" dokumentiert. Bei schönem Wetter sollte man den Aufstieg der 69 Stufen nicht scheuen, denn oben angekommen wartet ein traumhafter Ausblick über das schöne Lipperland auf Sie.

    2008 wurde das Netzwerk "Straße der Monumente" gegründet zu dem neben der Siegessäule in Berlin und dem Kaiser-Wilhelm-Denkmal bei Porta Westfalica auch das Hermannsdenkmal gehört.


    • June 23, 2019

  • Ralph K.

    A very nice day hike from here to the Externsteine ​​and back. An imposing monument.

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    • September 16, 2018

  • Dennis

    Clearly! One of Germany's landmarks!

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    • February 13, 2019

  • Jens Twork

    Predicate: Highly recommended !!! 😊

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    • March 19, 2019

  • JR56

    The Hermann Monument is one of the best-known monuments in Germany and Europe - and one of the most popular excursion destinations. More than 500,000 visitors come annually to experience the Hermann Monument up close and to enjoy the 360-degree view of Lippe.


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    • June 24, 2019

  • Wunde

    Walk around the monument

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    • July 13, 2019

  • Alexander

    Varus varus! Experience history!

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    • September 15, 2018

  • Felix M

    Nice view from the top!

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    • January 6, 2018

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