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Recommended by 606 out of 630 hikers


  • Vanessa Kopp

    The imposing Niederwald monument is located above the town of Rüdesheim. The monument commemorates the unification of Germany in 1871. The construction of the monument took six years. The Niederwald Monument has a total height of 38.18 meters and weighs 75 tons. The main figure with 12.5 meters height shows the warrior Germania.

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    • February 19, 2019

  • Daniela Wood

    Stay here again always, for great views of the Rhine, romantic ambience and relaxation - small tip, in the evening when it's dark, go there, then you see the whole world under it very small!

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    • July 4, 2017

  • dxs.sxk

    Very impressive when you stand in front of this huge monument, and from there you have a super beautiful view over the Rhine & Bingen.
    Highly recommended highlight 👍🏼

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    • April 13, 2019

  • fsw57

    Niederwalddenkmal -, nice place to rest with great views;)

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    • August 21, 2017

  • Mike 🇪🇺

    Very nice destination. Go hiking or combine this with the ring ticket. Then you can hike, cable car and shipping for a small price. From or to Rüdesheim via Assmannshausen.

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    • November 7, 2017

  • Daniela Wood

    Beautiful statue from old times - in the evening little visited and still a great view!

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    • February 23, 2017

  • Arno & Karin

    Very nice monument with a wonderful view of Rheingau and Rheinhessen.

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    • March 18, 2017

  • Schnelle Schildkröte

    Nice tour through the vineyards including Weinprobierstand :-)

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    • April 30, 2017

  • Daniela Wood

    Magnificent view of the Rhine, romantic temple and the opportunity to stop off. As a resident of the region, this is a nice weekend destination!

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    • July 4, 2017

  • Arnoconen

    Beautiful hiking area and then by cable car to Rüdesheim.

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    • August 17, 2017

  • F17

    A nice day's destination for a hike in the Rheingau.

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    • November 21, 2018

  • Melanie

    You can already see them from afar, as they threatened on the coppice. Pretty monumental. The story is well documented in some display boards for those interested. There are plenty of seating and impressive views, but it is also very crowded in good weather. If you are within walking distance of the monument you are quite alone again, as most probably only the way from the train to the monument and back again.

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    • April 6, 2018

  • Matthias

    Great view of the Rhine and the vineyards

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    • November 7, 2017

  • HeikoGerNL

    Very nice view from the location

    • November 16, 2017

  • Melanie

    Connected with a beautiful hike over the Niederwald, the Ringtour, or simply with the gondolas over the vines floating from Rüdesheim reachable. Very monumental, busy, but still worth seeing.

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    • April 11, 2018

  • BenScho

    The trip is worthwhile due to the view of a wonderful landscape.

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    • August 12, 2018

  • Rheinschiffer ⚓

    Erected against the former archenemy France, as a sign of strength and to accept the Rhine as a German stream. Come on, we are strong and powerful as the inscription proves. "There is a call like Donnerhall, to the Rhine, to the Rhine, to the German Rhine! We want to be the guardian of the stream."

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    • August 28, 2018

  • Ulrich

    Fantastic view of the Rhine Valley and beautiful hiking possibilities

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    • January 20, 2019

  • Eddie

    A breathtaking view, very worthwhile

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    • May 7, 2020

  • Arek

    The Niederwald monument is located on the edge of the Niederwald landscape park above the town of Rüdesheim am Rhein. At its feet are the vineyards of the Rüdesheimer Berg.

    The monument was to commemorate the unification of Germany in 1871. Planning and construction took a total of twelve years from the first suggestion in 1871 to the inauguration on September 28, 1883. The construction period was six years.

    Together with the Barbarossa memorial on the Kyffhäuserberg, the Deutsches Eck in Koblenz, the Hermannsdenkmal near Detmold in the southern Teutoburg Forest, the Kaiser Wilhelm memorial on the Porta Westfalica, the Völkerschlachtdenkmal in Leipzig, the Bismarck memorial in Hamburg and the Walhalla near Donaustauf The Niederwald monument is one of the monumental memorial buildings in Germany, which were predominantly built during the time of the German Empire.

    The Niederwald Monument has been part of the UNESCO World Heritage Upper Middle Rhine Valley since 2002.

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    • May 7, 2020

  • Markus

    A great trip no matter what age

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    • October 22, 2018

  • Andi

    great view, unfortunately many tourists

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    • May 15, 2017

  • Silvia

    Monument from 1883 to the unification of Germany at Rüdesheim am Rhein.

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    • June 9, 2018

  • Ulrich

    "... the German, good, pious and strong ..."

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    • February 10, 2019

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Location: Rüdesheim am Rhein, Rheingau-Taunus-Kreis, Darmstadt District, Hesse, Germany


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