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Victory Column (Siegessaule), Berlin
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You can't help but notice the gigantic statue of the Roman goddess Victoria crowning the top of Victory Column (Siegessaule). It weighs 31 metric tons (34 tons) and is 67 m (220 ft) tall. Designed in 1864 to commemorate Prussia's military triumphs, the statue was not finished until 1873. Intended to honor victory in the German-Danish war, its completion ended up coming closer to Prussia's defeat of France. You're allowed to climb to the top of the tower, but the statue the locals call Golden Lizzy will still be above you. The ascent is strenuous and not recommended for those with mobility issues. Plan to visit Victory Column (Siegessaule) and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Berlin attractions using our Berlin vacation builder.
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  • Since the dawn of my trip to the German capital was intrigued on the Obelisk from the golden statue which occupied the peak long scene vialone which can be seen from the Brandenburg Gate, so in a usual overcast day I decided to explore the site only after you have taken the right info from TA, since although the climb is difficult for those who do not are inhabited done 4 floor walk It's all worth it because for 3 € you will rise to the top where you can see the structure of the city populated by men in a space well secured with iron bars.
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  • German Emperor (Kaiser) William Iprikazal build Convoy Victory in honor of military successes of Prussia, first in a Danish military campaign of the year 1864, then Austro-Prussian War of 1866 year and war of Prussia with France, 1870-1871. These wars were of paramount historical significance, since German unification ended lands in a single State.
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  • I could see the top of this monument from my hotel room, it looks beautiful when lit up on an evening. It also has a great, historical story with it. 
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  • This was the first location I visited in Berlin, and I must admit it was definitely worth it. The tickets were 10 Euros and the views were priceless. If you don't like stairs, this may not be the place for you as you got up 2 flights of stairs before you get to the top, but the views are well worth it. You can see the city in 360 and take great photos. It's a must see!
  • One of the best views of Berlin in the middle of the biggest park, just 3€ to get in, but I've seen some people who didn't make the whole stairs up.
  • Good monument, slightly difficult to reach, and have to pay to climb, but worth a visit
  • A lovely way to view Berlin's skyline. Not for those with a fear of heights! 😊
  • I enjoyed the way you have to get there, the statue is really cool to look at but you have to pay to go to the top, although it isn't expensive.