Herman and the Lions

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  1. WNK

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    #4 And...standing way at the top... here's Herman!!
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    Apparently Herman was a Germanic war hero.
    This is the second-tallest copper statue in the United States.

    Trivia question of the day: What is the largest copper monument in the USA?
     
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    YOU have a Hermann somewhere, too?!?!?!? Oh wow. That is quite surprising. There is one also very, very tall Hermann-statue somewhere a little further south from where I live, and methinks I've even been up once as a child - I sure hated the walk up there, I would think so today ;).

    And Hermann was a war hero from long times back!
    Why would YOU have a Hermann-statue in the States :scratch: ??? Very surprising.
     
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    Well, the town is called New Ulm, and I think that the original statue is in Ulm, Germany, if I'm not mistaken, so I guess it would have something to do with the heritage of the settlers :)
     
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    Well, I'm afraid it is not that far south, it only is in Teutoburger Wald, which is about 1 1/2 - 2 hours drive from where we live, while Ulm is some 7 hours south, here you can see the original Hermann statue in its surroundings. Oh, but sorry, that is all in German, this site here tells you a bit about it in English :D.
     
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    Ah, neat. Thanks, LaFoto. I lived there for two years, and I did go on a tour once up to the top rail, but unfortunately have long forgotten the story behind it. Hmmm... more research in order, perhaps :)
     

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