Emperor William Monument

Porta Westfalica, Germany

The Emperor William Monument (Kaiser-Wilhelm-Denkmal), near the town of Porta Westfalica, was erected to honour the first German Emperor, William I (1797–1888), by the then Prussian Province of Westphalia between 1892 and 1896 and emerged against the background of a rising German national identity. The monument, which is around 88 metres high, is classified as one of Germany's national monuments.

The architect of this prominent monument was Bruno Schmitz and the sculptor was Kaspar von Zumbusch. Since 2008, the monument has formed part of the Road of Monuments. As a result of its dominant geographical site, it is the most important landmark of the town of Porta Westfalica and of northern East Westphalia.




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Founded: 1892
Category: Statues in Germany
Historical period: German Empire (Germany)

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Amit Singh (7 months ago)
Must see if you are in NRW and feel the wind ?️.
Rimo Man (9 months ago)
The parking is 2 euro for the first 2 hours and 1extra euro for every additional hour
Ben Neugebauer (9 months ago)
When I heard we were going to the Kaiser’s statue, I mistakenly believed I was going to see a statue made of cheese because Kaiser and käse are very similar to my English brain. So when I first saw Willy’s monument, I called him the cheese god. For that reason, and that reason only, cheese god gets five stars.
James Craigen (11 months ago)
We stopped here as a rest place for a long journey. Free of charge to visit. The nearest car park you have to pay. Great views. I noticed this monument from the Autobahn and always wanted to visit.
Эдита Бангаш (2 years ago)
An amazing place in its beauty and majesty. The monument fascinates with its power. A very beautiful panorama of the city, the river and its surroundings opens up from a height.
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