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.
February 19, 2019
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.
April 6, 2018
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."
August 28, 2018
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.
May 7, 2020
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