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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Kudret YILDIZ (5 months ago)
Very nice view from this point. Emperor’s monument is gigantic.
Hana Katsenes (7 months ago)
Lovely view out over the surrounding areas. The monument itself seems unnecessary, though. A fun hike up on a nice day!
Merilin Lille (8 months ago)
Just wow,amazing view
Matthew Byers (9 months ago)
Another monolithic and truly amazing German monument. Completely worth going to see! The new visitors center is good to get some historical context as to how and why it was built.
Ruud Flohr (3 years ago)
Beautiful Monument which is well preserved and worth seeing! Big parking space is available. For wheelchair users there are reserved parking places. At the parking space there is a Kiosk where you can buy Souvenirs and a cup of coffee. The monument is about a 500 meters slight uphill walk from the parking space, the monument is wheelchair accessible. Great view over the Weser (when the weather conditions are good) is waiting for you. The monument is huge which you will realize when you are standing next to it. Recommended
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