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  Ruedesheim am Rhein - das Niederwalddenkmal
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      Ruedesheim am Rhein - das Niederwalddenkmal
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Niederwalddenkmal is a monument that was built high above the town of Ruedesheim in order to commemorate the end of the war of 1870/71 between France and Germany. The architects Johannes Schilling and Karl Weisbach needed 6 years for the construction of the giant monument, and even Kaiser Wilhelm I. came for the inauguration . The basement of the monument is 25 meters high and the goddess Germania 12,5 meters high, her sword is 7 meters... around the monument you will see all coats of arms of the german empire.
Below the monument you may walk down the hill again, walking through great garden-terraces and ejoy the view of the Rhine-valley !

You may drive up to Niederwalddenkmal with your own car, by public bus or you may take the small cable-car from Ruedesheim. Also the "Ruedesheim-Vinyard-express" will take you there.

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  • Updated Sep 16, 2005
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