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Victory Column (Siegessaule), Berlin

Categories: Monuments, Tourist Spots
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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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  • A good column representing German friezes and architecture. ...a splendid sample. It can be access from an underground walkway across the main intersection. The figures on top still shines, golden and...  read more »
  • It's much cheaper than visiting fernsehturm, but you can see just as much of berlin in my opinion. You will have to be fit enough to climb the stairs as there is plenty of them, bu the view at the top...  read more »
  • I discovered the statue during a night walk at Festival Of Lights. The Victory Angel is impressive,however the gold yellow is quite to glowy. I recommend you climb. The view is worth the effort. Aprox...  read more »
  • 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!
  • This was awesome! Such a cool statue that looks over the city. I will admit, the climb to the top was horrendous. But it's only 2.50€ for students so it's okay
  • This imposing column is located in the center of a large traffic circle and can be viewed at any angle. You can cross under the road from two points in the circle to visit the memorial itself. It is also possible to go to the top although I didn't do that.
  • It's impressive and has an interesting history but you walk by and take one picture and you're done... I recommend combining it with a walk through the rest of the park. Very pretty.
  • Great landmark, Most of the road in the Tiergarten radiant from here. Bus 100 can bring you next to the Column. Pay entrance fee to get on to the observation terrace at the top. Lower platform also can view the wide street leads to the column.
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