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Address: Trierer Strasse 41, Igel, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

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Worth a small detour

Rather enormous monument built by a rich merchant to show off. Only remaining one of probably hundreds such structures along this route.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 October 2016
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Wahl, Luxembourg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Igeler Säule is undeniably impressive to see, especially considering when it was built, and how it was saved from destruction by the catholic church, by the local priest. Even Goethe (of Faust fame) wrote about it. That being said, you'll maybe spend half an hour looking at it, reading up on it's history, and then you're through. There simply... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Rather enormous monument built by a rich merchant to show off. Only remaining one of probably hundreds such structures along this route.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

A sandstone burial column which is the largest such north of the Alps, testifying to the prosperity of a family of cloth merchants around 250 ce. There is a convenient parking plot on the opposite side of the road, but watch the deep kerb when leaving!

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2012

Nothing spectacular. If you happen to be in this village, you can go and have a look at it, if you can find itm but it is not worth going specially.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2011

Majestic!!! Built 3rd century, 9 km west of Trier. Inscription mentions the brothers Secundinius Aventinus and Secundinius Securus, who raised the 23 m high sandstone tomb monument during their life for themselves and their family members. Although it is a gravestone, no human remains were found. Reliefs on four sides conducted in provincial style, originally colorful painted, predominantly depicting scenes... More 

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