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Recommended by 328 out of 354 hikers


  • FrankDePaelzerWannerer

    The peace monument on the European long-distance trail E8 is not only worth seeing in itself, but also one of the quietest places in the area of ​​Bensheim. From the path over the painting you also have, framed by trees, one of the most beautiful views of the Rhine plain.

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    • April 9, 2017

  • Diana Perez - A .

    Very nice to take a little break

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    • March 5, 2021

  • Ralf

    Jerusalem monument.
    Out of the forest from Lautertal towards Fürstenlager

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    • June 21, 2017

  • MIKE B.🐶🐶

    Peace monument with beautiful view

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    • October 13, 2019

  • camino incluso

    A very symbolic place! The Jerusalem Friedensmal is aligned to Jerusalem. The pilgrim looks into the Rhine valley to Worms, the "little Jerusalem".
    And the E 8 meets the Friedensmal at the Stone of Encounter: The message should be to bring inner peace into the world in the encounter with others.

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    • November 14, 2020

  • Jochen

    Out of nowhere you step out of the forest and then there is the peacemark in the meadow.

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    • June 17, 2017

  • Boris

    As a monument thoroughly recommended

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    • August 19, 2017

  • Herbert Picker

    A well-maintained complex that invites you to rest and contemplation with a few benches.

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    • June 7, 2019

  • Thom(◠‿・)—☆

    A great place for a break away from the hustle and bustle of the Fürstenlager. Great view of the Rhine valley and great location. Also the monument very impressive.

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    • June 18, 2019

  • JR on Tour

    Jerusalem Peace Memorial. There are many seating options, ideal place to rest.

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    • June 29, 2019

  • Michelly

    Made this spot really great! Great resting place.

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    • November 16, 2020

  • Michelly

    Well done, very well-kept, invites you to rest and pause.

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    • November 16, 2020

  • Veronika 2020

    The Friedensmal on the European long-distance hiking trail E8 near Bensheim-Hochstädten was built by a private initiative between 2010 and 2015 as a culturally necessary response to the Holocaust memorial in Berlin. From a hill you can see the Rhine plain, where the Jewish “Jerusalem on the Rhine” once was. As a Friedensmal in German-Jewish relations, it shows a path to healing and new life in the awareness of past suffering. On the individual level it is about a way of inner healing of the person.

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    • March 24, 2021

  • Veronika 2020

    The tree of life in the Friedensmal, with its roots pointing towards Jerusalem, breaks through the “dark ring of violence” with eleven memorial stones as projection surfaces for an alienated and traumatized mind. The ring is also broken open from the outside over a bright and friendly surface; a dance floor, a meeting place. This stands for the dance of life and for growing together spiritually and emotionally in the encounter. The Friedensmal stands for the walk into one's own interior; where peace begins, where it is therefore most necessary.

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    • March 26, 2021

  • Anja

    With a view

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    • September 19, 2021

  • Regina

    One of the most beautiful resting places in the forest that I know and I know many. Lots of benches and a wonderful view

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    • April 30, 2020

  • Axel Richter

    Beautiful distant view of the Hunsrück!

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    • August 9, 2020

  • Melli & Chester🐕

    A really really nice place. Someone has put a lot of thought into the design and message here. 🥰 Boards explain how the Friedensmal is intended. On each of the rectangular stones there are sayings such as "Live love", which makes you curious to walk all the way around. It also offers benches to rest and a view in both directions. If you have time: Just sit down and let it sink in. 🍀

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    • March 15, 2022

  • spessartkind

    A very beautiful place of power to pause and reflect.friedensmal.de

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    • March 29, 2022

  • Steph

    You should have time to linger and "let it work its magic". Wise words await you on the 24 stone blocks to think about and take with you. In good weather you can even see Speyer, Worms and Mainz on the horizon in the distance. Great place with well-kept grounds.

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    • April 19, 2022

  • Jack Juergen

    meditative quiet place with seating

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    • May 1, 2022

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Location: Bensheim, Bergstraße, Darmstadt, Darmstadt District, Hesse, Germany


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