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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  • Victory column located on axis with the Brandenburg Gate. Represents the victory of Prussia on Denmark. It is possible to climb to the foot of the statue.
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  • In the Centre of the Tiergarten stands out from afar. Ideal visit to a cloudy day to walk in the Park and to take breaths. Only if you have naturally complement the other attractions ...
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  • This is another Berlin icon which you cannot miss! Very impressive structure commemorating bygone victories!  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.

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