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A. Remembrance

This is A Monument. All poeple that could afford IT, paid for an iron nail and subsequently IT was... read more

Reviewed May 23, 2017
M.Doris S
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A lot of history

We visited the so called "nail pillar" in the heart of Mainz. It is easy to reach in the center of... read more

Reviewed April 30, 2017
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Liebfrauenplatz, 55116 Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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Reviewed November 11, 2017

This nail colum is a weird thing. It was errected 1916 in the middle of the first world war in a charity event to collect money for the german soldiers, which needed warm winter clothing and some extra food at the west front. So the...More

1  Thank michaelduhr
Reviewed May 23, 2017 via mobile

This is A Monument. All poeple that could afford IT, paid for an iron nail and subsequently IT was hämmered into A tree or Part of IT, Thus Financing The Weak and the poor alamost two hundred years ago. Impressive. I often pass By and...More

Thank M.Doris S
Reviewed April 30, 2017

We visited the so called "nail pillar" in the heart of Mainz. It is easy to reach in the center of the pedestrian zone. An interesting column with a lot of history which is explained on several boards. Due to the historical background a must...More

Thank FrankGeisler
Reviewed February 12, 2017

After visiting the cathedral, I was walking towards the Rhine River and found this monument. Looking up its history, it is a nail column built during the first world war. For a fee, you could strike a nail to the column with monies given to...More

Thank ct-cruisers
Reviewed February 7, 2017

This is interesting to see if you are already at the Cathedral. I would not make a special trip just to see this column. Evidently there a several objects across Germany that citizens would hammer nails into in a sign of solidarity or memory of...More

Thank Jared J
Reviewed January 9, 2017

Stop for a moment and look at this 100 year wooden monument slowly falling into decay. It represents how the citizens helped the needy people (mostly widowed women and orphaned children) of Mainz after the devastating losses of men on the battlefields of WWI. It...More

Thank coolcatToronto
Reviewed November 4, 2016

This 100 year-old monument is showing its age, despite a recent restoration. While the nail concept is unique, the monument itself felt rather underwhelming and not well taken care of. Still, it is just next to the cathedral, so you cannot miss it.

1  Thank TheShis
Reviewed September 16, 2016

The monument fits in well with the architecture of the area and is worth a visit. It is outside, so it is more of a photo opportunity than anything else, but it is close to the Guthenberg Museum.

Thank Jens L
Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

This column represents the contibution of many citizens for help for children and soldier s women after the second world war. It is surrounded by three columns which represent courage, union. Every citicen who gave a help was able to hit the column with a...More

1  Thank Jose E
Reviewed January 15, 2016 via mobile

This monument is close to the square. You will not miss this monument on your walk about in the city center.

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