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Ludwigsmonument - 'Langer Lui'

Louis I Monument - Long Louie

Ludewig I. Großherzog von Hessen und bei Rhein
Louis I Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine
(Prenzlau 1753 - Darmstadt 1830)
Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt 1790-1806 as Ludwig X.;
Grandduke of Hesse and by Rhine, 1806/16-1830 as Ludewig I.
Ludwig von Schwanthaler
Johann Baptist Stiglmaier

Darmstadt /  Ludwigsmonument - 'Langer Lui'   Darmstadt /  Ludwigsmonument - 'Langer Lui'


33 m [108 ft] high sandstone column with a 5.45 m [18 ft.] tall bronze statue of Ludewig I.



dem ersten
sein dankbares volk
zu diesem monument
der grundstein gelegt
am xiv juny mdcccxli
ward enthüllt
am xxv aug: mdcccxliv.


The fundation stone was laid 14 June 1841, the anniversary of Louis I's birth, and it was unveiled on 25 August 1844, the anniversary of his death.


Sources & Information


  • Country: Germany
  • Commemorative Needle Column or Obelisk
  • Louis I (Grand Duke of Hessen)
  • Monarch
  • Schwanthaler, Ludwig von
  • Statue on column
  • Statue
  • Stiglmaier, Johann Baptist
  • Location (N 49°52'22" - E 8°39'4")

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    Item Code: dehs105; Photograph: 30 September 2012
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