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Liebfrauenplatz, 55116 Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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A bulding which prologend the first world war!

This nail colum is a weird thing. It was errected 1916 in the middle of the first world war in a... read more

Reviewed November 11, 2017
michaelduhr
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Trier, Germany
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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Liebfrauenplatz, 55116 Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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Reviewed 11 November 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

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Reviewed 23 May 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
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Reviewed 1 May 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

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Reviewed 12 February 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

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Reviewed 8 February 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
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Reviewed 10 January 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

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Reviewed 5 November 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
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Reviewed 16 September 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
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Reviewed 27 June 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
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Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

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

Thank SE s
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