The Hermann Monument is a colossal statue near Hiddesen, southwest of Detmold in the southern part of the Teutoburger Wald. It was built from 1838 until 1875, when it was finally inaugurated in August. The monument is said to commemorate the Archbishop of Arminius, and in particular the so-called "Schlacht im Teutoburger wald" (Battle of the Teutoburger Forest), in which the Germanic tribes, under his leadership, secured a decisive victory over the three Roman legions XVII, XVIII and XIX led by Publius Quinctilius Varus. The statue is 53 metres high and is the tallest statue in Germany. If you are interested in history and want to experience this magnificent monument, a mini break or a long weekend stay here is definitely recommended,
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