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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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  • This column is stunning in its beauty. The column stands 220 feet tall and it commemorates the Prussian victory in the 1866 Danish-Prussian War. It was opened in 1873. There is a viewing platform for ...  more »
  • This is something you notice from far away. It is an iconic figure of the city, with a beautiful angel on top. For years I wanted to know this place since appears in a movie I really liked from the 90...  more »
  • This is in the park and has been moved previously and now stands 7 metres higher. The gold statue is brilliant and stands out especially against dark clouds  more »
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  • Amazing view, for an entrence fee of just 3€ (27.3.2017). Notice that only stairways lead up (and down 😉), no lift. We went on a Monday around midday, and there was no queue, no rush or any problems. There are 282 steps up (self-counted) but it's definitely worth the effort!
  • Fabulous view from the top. History is explained at the bottom, well worth the 3€ and the climb. Take the bus 100 from the center to get here.
  • Very well priced, roughly 3 euros to climb to the top. View was totally worth it. Though there is no lift, don't let the stairs discourage you, take your time and enjoy the view at the top.
  • It's a perfect place for some relaxing after walking through the huge park. You can also climb up 285 staircases for only 3 Euro and enjoy the panorama view.
  • Beautiful view from the top. Be prepare to up and down a good number of stairs. Totally worth it on my opinion.