Impressive view of the Rheingau and Rhine. An ascent to the temple and the Denkwald is worthwhile - at any time of the year.
June 27, 2021
Great photo opportunity and also a nice place to get married.
September 20, 2020
beautiful temple with a great view of the Rhine
November 21, 2022
In the 18th century, more precisely in 1788, Karl Maximilian Graf von Ostein had a monopteros built on the Niederwald above Rüdesheim am Rhein, which became part of his newly created park. Even then, his often important guests were enthusiastic about the grandiose view of the Rheingau with its impressive river - the Rhine.
Even today, the view from the Niederwald temple conveys pure Rhine romance. The magnificent view to the south shows the Rhine Valley in its grandeur and uniqueness in every season.
August 14, 2020
Inscription on a plaque:
The view over the gentle hills of the Rheingau into the idyllic valley with the wide stretching Rhine gave Graf Filen his own interpretation. The temple, built in 1790 in the style of a Greek monopteros, inevitably aroused Arcadian associations - and developed into one of the most popular motifs of the coppice among artists.
September 2, 2021
The Monopteros, a replica of the 1788 original destroyed in World War II.
February 13, 2022
Nice place for a break, and a nice view of the Rhine.
October 22, 2021
"From the Monopteros in the Niederwald, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe admired the "extremely magnificent beauty of the Rheingau" - that was in the late summer of 1814. At that time, the Greek round temple stood in the middle of a landscape park that Count von Ostein had created. The original was destroyed in 1944 and at the beginning of the It was rebuilt in the 21st century so that visitors can once again enjoy the view over the Middle Rhine Valley from the Monopteros.The region has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2002. The unique combination of nature and culture is considered particularly worthy of protection.
Not far from the Monopteros, the gigantic Germania directs her gaze towards France. It rises twelve and a half meters from the top plinth of the Niederwald monument and weighs 32 tons. Clara, the daughter of the sculptor Johannes Schilling, was the model for the imposing figure, which is intended to commemorate the Franco-Prussian War and the unification of the empire. In her right hand the bronze statue holds an imperial crown, while her left rests on the pommel of a resting sword entwined with laurels in a sign of victory. The robe of Germania is also rich in symbols: eagles, deer, ravens and dragons are reminiscent of old legends, the imperial eagle is considered a symbol of the German Empire. At Germania's feet it reads: "In memory of the unanimous, victorious uprising of the German people and the reestablishment of the German Reich 1870-87".
The idea of erecting a memorial to the merger of the previously loose federation of independent principalities had already emerged in 1870. It was quickly agreed that it had to be on the Rhine because the river plays a central role in German history and culture - not least as a border with France, which had ruled on the opposite bank of the Rhine. The choice of location fell on the Niederwald near Rüdesheim, around 80 meters above the course of the river."
May 11, 2022
With a great view over the Rhine towards Bingen.
August 26, 2020
🤭 "... A Monopteros (ancient Greek μονόπτερος, from μόνος monos "only, one and only" and πτερόν pteron "wings"; plural technical language Monopteroi, German also Monopteren) is a rotunda with columns, which according to modern usage in contrast to the tholos does not have a cella - a closed interior. In Greek and especially Roman antiquity, however, the term could also be used for the tholos. ..." 🤗
May 11, 2022
The Goethe Temple built by Count von Ostein in 1790, which was completely destroyed in a bomb attack in November 1944 and rebuilt by the Niederwald Landscape Park Association. The Romantics called it "Monopteros", its rotunda resting on eight Roman columns made of red sandstone, today the columns are white. On September 3, 1814, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, who was struck by the extremely magnificent beauty of the Rheingau, stood in it.
November 1, 2022
At the temple manceuve has a beautiful view of the Rhine.
July 8, 2022
The view is really very nice, but the Mouse Tower and the Binger Loch cannot be seen from here.
September 12, 2022
A very beautiful but also very well-visited vantage point not far from the Niederwald monument 😉👍📸 You have a great view over the local vineyards to the Rhine
May 21, 2023
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