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. Add Victory Column (Siegessaule) to your Berlin travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Berlin trip planning app .
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  • Perfectly in line with the Brandenburg Gate lies this column. It's a stunning piece of history that was previously located outside the Reichstag building. How they moved it is beyond me. I wouldn't pa...  more »
  • Cheapest and one of the best attractions in Berlin. Talk a walk down from the Brandenburg Gate past the Tier Garten. Then pay 2.50 euro to go right to the top. Amazing value.  more »
  • I visited Berlin in the period when we could expect, other than bad weather. But despite the sychravemu weather, we get our trip with my friends enjoyed to the fullest. In one day we passed (on foot!) Almost all the interesting sights in Berlin. Maybe we came on foot but it was worth it. From Berlin we all really just good feelings and this monument is one of the historically most interesting places you can visit there and see. Namely, you pay for it to come out on top but really the money I do not regret. After all, yet need to visit all the places and see what the most if you can. The view was interesting but it was so cold that I, frankly, are very neužila it but if the Sun is shining, so the views can be a lot prettier. But let's get to the negative side of things. the stairs to the top and when you go up and you feel close to su that vyplujete the soul of the mountain is a hill which rolls of people you have to uhybat. And when you finally find that you climb up there is completely crowded with people and life there is so little until you get the anxiety. And just at this point we only met the Slovaks from across our trip with us or who were reluctant to interject Berline a few words. so with the Germans we are impractical or impossible more than with our rodakmi from Slovakia and German we know about as much as the Chinese, quite sad. But the memory I recommend you visit!
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  • The Siegessaule (or Victory Column) is a symbol of the city. It is now in the center of a round about. The base has a museum presenting the history of the column and of other German monuments. You can climb to the top and have amazing views of the city. There is no lift so be ready to climb quite a few stairs (probably more than 250 steps). The views are worthwhile and the cost for the museum and climb is low. The bottom of the column is decorated all around with golden mosaic scenes from the founding of the Germain empire.
  • Nice walk from the Brandenburg Gate. You can see it get bigger as you approach. Best way to reach the centre is via the short tunnel. There is a plaque depicting a story regarding some friezes in the tunnel which is worth a reqd. (No spoilers here). You can climb the stairs and view Berlin from the top. Good to see in the sunshine. Well worth the walk and not far from the zoo.
  • One of the best places visited during the weekend trip in Berlin. Really good value-for-money ratio and I was really surprised to find a exhibition about European monuments in the first floor and the history of Siegessäule. Climbing to the first platform is pretty easy and OK, but the highest stop requires a bit of an effort. The staircase is pretty steep and narrow. Entrance fee is 3 € for adults and 1,5€ for reduced fare. Price is really great and I would definitely recommend this place to everyone.
  • Nice sight to be up next to. It is something that can be seen from across the tiergarten so if you can pay it a visit. Straight shot to and from the Brandenburg Gate. Be aware it does cost to get to the viewing deck.
  • Great day and brilliant value for money 3 Euro for the museum and entry are brilliant. Not for people who don’t like heights and with vertigo etc. 300+ stairs on spiral stair case. Brilliant experience

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