Saturday, May 21, 2011

The Hermannsdenkmal (Hermann monument)

This monument shows Hermann or Arminius who was chief of the Cherusci. German tribes under Hermann the Cherussci had a decisive victory over three Roman legions under Varus. This happened in the year 9 AD and is known as the Battle of Teutoburg Forest. When Caesar heard about this he should have spoken the famous words: Varus, Varus give back my legions to me.

The socket of the monument is about 27 metres high and the figure about 27 metres high too. The figure was planned by Ernst von Bandel. They started in 1883 the construction of the statue and it was opened in 1875.

The Hermannsdenkmal is one of the most popular places for tourists in Germany.


Terrans said...

The statue looks very strong and heavy. Such of nice hike you made and the pictures are very nice too.


sapto said...

I agree with Terrans coment, the statue looks very strong.

nilam said...

great statue
i want to visit that place, hehehe

Woman Style said...

visiting and dropping..
nice to meet you

Gadget Review said...

nice picture. great job and nice to meet you

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