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Address: Trierer Str. 41, 54298 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.

Reviewed 14 October 2016
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Wahl, Luxembourg
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Reviewed 16 November 2016

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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
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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Luxembourg
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
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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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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