Kaiser Wilhelm Monument

The rotunda terrace, a reconstruction of the historic original in keeping with national heritage guidelines, houses a modern visitor centre. At six separate media stations, visitors can immerse themselves in the history of the 88-metre high monument and its surroundings: from the Romans in Germania, Prussia’s pathos, through to the misery of forced labour in the tunnels directly under the monument during the Second World War. The most striking feature of the 270 m² presentation is the panoramic wall which includes 33 individual scenes addressing cultural events in the region.


Admission to the monument and visitor centre is free of charge.

Please note: Due to renovation works the monument is surrounded by scaffolding until the end of December 2019. You are able to enter the terrace below the monument via the right staircase and the lateral ramp.

Opening Times

The grounds surrounding the Kaiser Wilhelm Monument are always open to visitors without restriction. The opening times for the Kaiser Wilhelm Monument LWL Visitor Centre are: Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm. Monday closed.

Special opening hours on public holidays.

Christmas Eve (24/12/19): closed

Christmas Day (25/12/19): 10 am to 10 pm

Boxing Day (26/12/19): 10 am to 3 pm

New Year's Eve (31/12/19): 10 am to 6 pm

New Year (1/1/20): closed




A car park is located below the monument (a parking fee for a day  of 3 Euro on Monday/5 Euro from Tuesday to Sunday is applicable from 9 am to 6 pm, but is also accessible out of hours free of charge, as there is no car park barrier). From Tuesday to Friday  from 3 pm to 6 pm: 3 Euro.

An approximately 300 metre footpath leads from the bus stop and car park to the visitor centre.

The bus shuttle 518 travels on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays to the monument: https://www.westliches-weserbergland.de/kaiser-wilhelm-denkmal.


Closure of the Kaiserstraße on New Year's Eve

Due to security reasons the Kaiserstraße will be closed on New Year's Eve from 9 pm to 2 am (no acceess possible via the side streets either). The residents will not be affected. You will be able to walk to the monument by feet.

For further information please contact the City of Porta Westfalica.

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