Hermann the German

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10 Monument Street, New Ulm, MN, USA

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Hermann the German Nov 12, 2008
Hermann the German is a 32 foot tall statue and the third largest made of copper in the country. It sits atop a dome supported by ten columns and a 70 foot spiral stair case for a total height of 102 feet. This statue is dedicated to the slave chieftain named "Armnius the Cherusci" who defeated three Roman legions in the year 9 with only a small army saved Germania from the Romans. Martin Luther is responsible for the name change. This statue is a close replica of one located in Detmold, Germany. In 2003, Hermann the statue was taken down from his perch in Hermann Park Heights for repairs due to damage from the elements as well as bullet wounds and returned to his pedestal overlooking the city of the New Ulm in 2004. Historical information on the area as well as the German population are explained on signs posted and mounted throughout the park. If you take the time to read them, you will gain a better understanding of the German-Americans in this state and country.
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Lord_Mike says:
I missed this guy during the Oktoberfest...
Posted on: Nov 13, 2008
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