In the diocese of Minden and currently has a song dedicated column Irmina. One version tells her just how the warriors of Charlemagne overthrew the monument. But there is another option, perhaps more ancient, which obviously we are talking about the great Arminius. It took about ten centuries since then, as the monument was destroyed Irminsul, and about eighteen hundred years after the death of Arminius, as in modern Germany finally decided to pay belated homage to his hero. About eight - ten years ago in Germany was organized to raise money for the construction on top Osning of the Teutoburg Forest, a height of about 400 meters, a huge bronze statue of Arminius. The author of the monument is the architect Bandel. Hero was supposed to be, raising a sword in his right hand, looking at the side of the Rhine. The height of the statue was to be 25 meters from the foot to the tip of the sword (with a pedestal over 50 m). The monument should stand on a circular Gothic temple with columns in the form of oak trees about 27 meters in height. Low Mountain, which is expected to establish a monument, looms over the battlefield. It has been estimated that the statue will be visible at a distance of 100 km. Temple, where it was planned to erect a monument, almost built, and some details of the statues are cast in the copper smelting plant in Lemgo. But due to lack of funds for the installation, they are stored for several years there, where it is supposed to erect this monument, and they are constantly damaging hunting for souvenirs by tourists. The idea to immortalize the hero who belongs to the whole of Germany, finds no echo among the rulers of this fractured country (the monument was completed in 1875, shortly after the merger ( "blood and iron") Bismarck's Germany, the defeat of Austria (1866) and France (1870 1871 ) - Ed.), and the statue is a long time continue to be based on the location of its proposed installation as a reproach to the current state of the country itself. .