Hermannsdenkmal - Germany
Hermannsdenkmal is located in North Rhine Westphalia.
Hermannsdenkmal monument was established on 1875.
Primary threats to Hermannsdenkmal :
The genesis of the sculpture has to be understood in the context of the German political situation in the 19th century.
Historical facts of Hermannsdenkmal :
The Hermannsdenkmal is a monument located in North Rhine Westphalia in Germany. The monument commemorates the Cherusci war chief Arminius and the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest in which the Germanic tribes under Arminius recorded a decisive victory in 9 AD over three Roman legions under Varus. Construction for the 53.46 m (173.39 ft) tall statue was started in 1841, but not completed until 1875 with the help of substantial funds from the state of Prussia. It was built according to plans by the sculptor Ernst von Bandel. The genesis of the sculpture has to be understood in the context of the German political situation in the 19th century. Under the impression of the repeated defeats at the hands of the French and the fractured nature of the German states, Germans began to orient themselves toward the ancient past as a source of national pride. This search for identity is exemplified in several national memorials including the Walhalla temple near Regensburg and the Statue of Arminius.