Victory Column (Siegessaule), Berlin

4.4
#27 of 1,289 in Things to do in Berlin
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 .
Create an itinerary including Victory Column (Siegessaule)
map
Victory Column (Siegessaule) Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
3,206 reviews
Google
4.6
TripAdvisor
  • 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!
    View original
Google
  • 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.
  • What an amazing piece of history! Well worth the time to go see it if you're in Berlin. I'll probably go again and spend more time.
  • Highly recommended for a full berlin tour. Walking under the tunnel to reach the monument is a part of the experience. Bullet holes can be seen all around the monument and the art pieces are breathtaking. Walking up the stairs is also a wonderful experience.
  • €3 is a fair price for some good views. The museum at the base is a bit tired but okay. Note the staircase up is narrow and not suited to infirm persons or the obese. Please note there are no toilets here. Do not use the public toilets across the way - they are an absolute disgrace, disgusting. Pay to use or have a drink at the corner cafe - their toilets are acceptable, sort of...
  • One of the most emblematic symbols of Berlin. There is a small museum in the inside presenting the story of this landmark and other landmarks in the world. It costs nearly 3 euro. You can go up stairs and have a nice view of this part of the city, worth the money and the time.
Places to stay near Victory Column (Siegessaule)

Plan your trip to Berlin

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans to Victory Column (Siegessaule) by other users

18 days in Germany BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 31 days in Europe BY A USER FROM COLOMBIA November, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 24 days in Europe BY A USER FROM MONGOLIA July, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in Germany, Amsterdam & Brussels BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, kids, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, kids, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 60 days in Western Europe, Central Europe & Zagreb BY A USER FROM COLOMBIA August, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 21 days in Germany, Amsterdam & Prague BY A USER FROM PUERTO RICO July, kids, popular PREFERENCES: July, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 35 days in Middle East & Europe BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 19 days in Europe BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE October, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 29 days in Kuwait, The Netherlands & Germany BY A USER FROM KUWAIT July, kids, popular PREFERENCES: July, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 37 days in Europe BY A USER FROM CANADA May, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Eastern Germany BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 30 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: December, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans