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Grotenburg, 32760 Detmold, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 170 9512937
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Herman the German

An amazing statue, its architect's life's work, which towers 175' above the hilltop in the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Canterbury, United Kingdom
A gigantic german warrior with a climbing park

Hermannsdenkmal is a nice place to make a flashback into the late 19th century. A gigantic... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2017
Porto, Portugal
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Grotenburg, 32760 Detmold, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 170 9512937
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An amazing statue, its architect's life's work, which towers 175' above the hilltop in the Teutoberger Wald. It reflects the growth of a new German nationalism in the 19thC following Napoleon's invasions of the German states, and the occupation which Ernst von Bandel had witnessed...More

Thank hic-et-procul
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Hermannsdenkmal is a nice place to make a flashback into the late 19th century. A gigantic monument, celebrating the german strenght. You may climb to the top of the pedestal supporting the statue (easy stairs) and take a few interesting pictures from there. The monument...More

1  Thank MagnificoReitor
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

This is a great piece of Germany's history! We enjoyed hearing about it and walking the grounds! They do have an obstacle course that looked fun but we choose not to do it.

1  Thank Otterhoney
Reviewed 30 January 2017

See Hermann every day when I open the curtains. Hermann is a must see when in Lippeland, an impressive sight towing over the surrounding woodlands...amazing views on clear days from the view point just beneath the statue.

2  Thank grahamp687
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Very good place to visit and spend some time with the views. There is also a good point to remember the battles between romans and germans

Thank Draconhill
Reviewed 28 October 2016

This monument is a must see when in the area. I enjoyed it and the beautiful view. Reminding of the victory of the Germans against the Romans 2000 years ago, it points out to one of the first key moments in the history of the...More

Thank Alex_BBY
Reviewed 19 October 2016

While based at Detmold in the early 70's we often used Herman to zero in and improve our arial photography so it was nice to revisit this magnificent statue. It is well worth climbing the many stairs up to the crown of the tower as...More

Thank Alan B
Reviewed 18 October 2016

The monument for the Germanic tribal leader Hermann or Arminius, is an impressive statue in the middle of the hills near Detmold. You can buy a combination ticket with the Externsteine, which I both recommend. When visiting both locations you should wear sturdy walking shoes,...More

Thank Wilmar T
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

The statue is great for a small stroll around. Parking is euro 2.50. The climbing of the stairs to the top of the brick building cost euro 3 the view is great but you are not able to go inside the statue itself.

Thank Rupingazi
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Visited during a cloudy day which gave a fitting setting for this melo-dramatic giantesque monument. The rather feminine poise and general appearance of the great hero, feathered hat and all, makes you smile rather than look in awe...

Thank kattullus
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