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Shame on Hamburg Authorities

Very large and impressive monument to Otto Von Bismarck but completely neglected, covered in... read more

Reviewed June 29, 2018
MeandSally
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the highlands
Needs looking after

This statue should have the real wow factor due to the gravity of the size and how imposing it is... read more

Reviewed March 9, 2018
northants90
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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Jun 29, 2018
“Shame on Hamburg Authorities”
Mar 9, 2018
“Needs looking after ”
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Reviewed March 12, 2018

Bismarckdenkmal is the monument of Bismarck located in the city of Hamburg. It is one of the largest monuments dedicated to him. It is incredible and very big, and it is located in a park, so the whole is very beautiful. Pitifully the monument is...More

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Reviewed February 9, 2015

This statue is phenomenal - it can be seen for many miles around even with the high-rise buildings. It dominates the landscape - perhaps not as much as it once did but nonetheless it is stunning. But perhaps currently the local people do not care...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It seems to be boarded up, as if you could do that to a massive statue. The boards, base, and statue itself are defaced with graffiti. It seems the authorities are waiting to do some sort of restoration.

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Reviewed October 5, 2018

This is an impressive statue, but has been poorly neglected, the area around it is litter strewn and the statue base covered in graffiti, please give it some care and attention

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Reviewed June 29, 2018

Very large and impressive monument to Otto Von Bismarck but completely neglected, covered in graffiti and partly fenced off. I read somewhere that Hamburg is Germany's most prosperous city, so why don't they clean this up? The statue is very close to St. Michael's Church.

Thank MeandSally
Reviewed May 8, 2018 via mobile

This monument kinda describes most of the city of Hamburg. The statue's base is covered in ugly graffiti, lots of broken glass from beer bottles (both party- and homeless people are to blame) and no real background describing the statue. The city of Hamburg has...More

1  Thank MaartenVL
Reviewed March 12, 2018

Bismarckdenkmal is the monument of Bismarck located in the city of Hamburg. It is one of the largest monuments dedicated to him. It is incredible and very big, and it is located in a park, so the whole is very beautiful. Pitifully the monument is...More

2  Thank AlbertSalichs
Reviewed March 9, 2018 via mobile

This statue should have the real wow factor due to the gravity of the size and how imposing it is. Sadly it has not been looked after. It is located very close to the Reeperbahn and easy to find but the grafitti and the poor...More

1  Thank northants90
Reviewed November 18, 2017

If you are in the Reeperbahn area you could check this monument out, but do not make a special trip just to visit this site. You have to step over homeless people sleeping on the steps to take a photo of the graffiti covered monument....More

Thank tomTmoney
Reviewed June 14, 2017 via mobile

This memorial is walking distance from Landungsbrucken (up hill). The area leaves a lot to be desired with broken glass, weeds and worst of all graffiti all around the bottom half of this monument. I get the feeling it would be all over it if...More

1  Thank Becky G
Reviewed June 5, 2017

This huge monument is in a small park in the vincinity of Landungsbrücken. Unfortunately it is full with graffities and even this is a big memorial it doesn't attract anyone.

1  Thank 545medva
Reviewed May 16, 2017

The overall size of this statue is impressive. To see it all in relief is difficult due to the surrounding trees. It is a shame that so many have vandalized the flat areas with spray paint.

Thank stephenf497
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