The historical monument was opened in 1896 by Kaiser Wilhelm the second and is the landmark of Porta Westfalica next to the Weser River. The Wilhelm Denkmal is designed by Kaspar von Zumbusch, the architect was Bruno Schmitz. From the memorial platform you can enjoy the view over the Weser hills and the cities Porta Westphalia and Bad Oeynhausen. Some international and national travelers visit the monument for hiking and to relax over the Weser river. A great accommodation next to the historical landmark is the Berghotel Wittekindsburg.