Friday, 24 October 2014

Germany: Hermannsdenkmal

Today I got seven postcards: three from Germany, one from New Zealand, one from Hong Kong and two from the United Kingdom.

One of the cards from Germany shows the Hermannsdenkmal in the Teutoburg Forest. The Hermannsdenkmal remembers the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest in which the Cherusci war chief Hermann won against the Roman Varus. It was built between 1838 and 1875 by Ernst von Bandel. Because of the German antipathy against France the sword leads against France. With 54m is was until 1886 the biggest statue in the World.

With matching stamp:
2000 years Battle of the Teutoburg Forest (issued 04-06-2009)

Thank You very much Amelie!

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