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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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  • It is so cheap to go up the victory column compared to say the tv tower. The views are amazing and definitely worth the climb to the top. There is also a small museum before you go up which is good. O...  more »
  • It is located in busy cross streets and very busy for cars and busses. You do not miss tall golden column.  more »
  • And one of the attractions of the city of Berlin. This tower was built to commemorate the victory of Prussia on Denmark on war Prussia-Denmark of 1864. In a few years the Prussia won two more wars, this time against Austria in 1866, and against France in 1870/1871. The latter WINS served as inspiration to add to the top of the column the statue of Victoria, the Roman goddess of victory, who wasn't in the initial plans. The victory column is located in the middle of the Tiergarten Park, at a roundabout called Grosser Stern (Big Star) – as this roundabout gives access to five streets.
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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.