Niederwald Monument (Niederwalddenkmal)

Niederwald Monument (Niederwalddenkmal)

Niederwald Monument (Niederwalddenkmal)
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This majestic statue, over 30 feet tall, sits atop Rüdesheim's National Monument.
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  • IAN W
    St Helens, United Kingdom4,291 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Monument of monumental proportions
    Set in its own parklands,this monument has historical significance to German people as it signifies the reunification of Germany,the first stone laid by Kaiser Wilhelm I in the late 19th century. It's over 150 feet high and can be seen for many miles. Looks in good condition for its age and is very ornate. The views you get from the terracing around the monument,over the River Rhine make the trek to this giant well worth the effort!
    Visited May 2023
    Written June 30, 2023
  • ScotAlberta
    Sherwood Park, Canada690 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Big Monument With Great Views
    Great monument celebrating the unification of Germany by Prussians in the 1870s following the Franco-Prussian War. Recommend the walk up through the vineyards and the tram down after. Great vantage point of Rhine valley.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written October 29, 2023
  • Peter R
    Dartford, United Kingdom1,272 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Spectacular View
    From the town of Rudesheim you can see the Niederwald Monument towering over the town. A short ride up on the gondola, or if you are more energetic a meandering walk up the hillside will see you to the monument. The monument took nearly 12 years to build and symbolises the unification of Germany. The views from here of the Rhine valley are spectacular and definitely worth the effort.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written May 31, 2024
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Peter R
Dartford, UK1,272 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
From the town of Rudesheim you can see the Niederwald Monument towering over the town. A short ride up on the gondola, or if you are more energetic a meandering walk up the hillside will see you to the monument. The monument took nearly 12 years to build and symbolises the unification of Germany. The views from here of the Rhine valley are spectacular and definitely worth the effort.
Written May 31, 2024
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ScotAlberta
Sherwood Park, Canada690 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Great monument celebrating the unification of Germany by Prussians in the 1870s following the Franco-Prussian War. Recommend the walk up through the vineyards and the tram down after. Great vantage point of Rhine valley.
Written October 29, 2023
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bigtyke
Greeley, CO7,947 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
There is a nice ride up to the hill the monument is on. Most go from Ruedesheim on the Seilbahn, but you can also go from Assmannhausen on the sessellift. It's a nice statue, but it's for Germans. Nothing important for Americams. Nice view and there are nice descriptive panels about it also in English.
Written October 19, 2023
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IAN W
St Helens, UK4,291 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
Set in its own parklands,this monument has historical significance to German people as it signifies the reunification of Germany,the first stone laid by Kaiser Wilhelm I in the late 19th century.
It's over 150 feet high and can be seen for many miles. Looks in good condition for its age and is very ornate.
The views you get from the terracing around the monument,over the River Rhine make the trek to this giant well worth the effort!
Written June 30, 2023
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Tommo
Melbourne, Australia55,411 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
Whilst I do undertand the historical significance of this monument and the great views from it I did not find it very special.

This monument was established in the wake of the German defeat of France in the Franco-PrussianWar in 1871.

The monument is high and imposing i and located on a pedestal and visible from some distance the statue is raising the Holy Roman crown in her right hand, and holding the Imperial Sword in her left.

Of greater enjoyment was the cable car ride from the town.
Written November 4, 2022
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Malissa H
18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
A beautiful monument, a stunning view, and picturesque scenery. You could spend an afternoon exploring the trails in the forest at the top. It was very hot when we visited so we rode the tram to the top which was fun and convenient. It would be a beautiful hike through the vineyards as well.
Written July 3, 2022
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MayfieldParrish
Denver, CO1,086 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
Do yourself a favor and take the walk up and down to see this attraction. The walk takes you through vineyards that look over the river and the town of Ruedesheim. It is just a beautiful hike. When you get to the top they have a cafe where you can get a bite to eat and relax with a glass of wine from the vineyards you hiked through. This was a really beautiful afternoon.
Written March 26, 2022
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Steve C
Atlanta, GA241 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
Nice monument commemorating the end of the Franco-Prussian war. This established "Germany" and is also considered the "Unification of Germany". There are benches in front of the monument, facing the river, and what a view it is! You can walk up from the town of Ruedesheim am Rhein or ride the cable car/gondola. There are bathrooms and a small restaurant nearby. Enjoy!
Written October 9, 2021
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Dayenlee79
Beuningen, The Netherlands979 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Family
The statue is huge. The surounding is nice, haa stunning view and we could sitting and enjoying the view over the rhein.
Written August 7, 2021
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FireballH
London, UK132 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
The size of the monument is impressive!
There are also several benches for you to sit, take a breather and enjoy the amazing view.
You can walk up there or you can take the "Seilbahn" (cable car) for about 9 € (return tickets). Visiting the monument is free.
Written July 24, 2021
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