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Volkerschlachtdenkmal, Leipzig
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The 500-step, 91 m (299 ft) tall Volkerschlachtdenkmal commemorates the 1813 Battle of Leipzig. You can take breaks at various spots on the way up to the viewing platform. Alternatively, you can take the elevator all or some of the way. You'll be reminded of this bloody battle's fatalities at the crypt, which is adorned by eight large statues of fallen warriors. Continue upward to the hall of fame. The four statues here represent historic qualities ascribed to the German people: bravery, faith, sacrifice, and fertility. Once you reach the viewing platform, you will be rewarded with spectacular views across the city. Work out when and for how long to visit Volkerschlachtdenkmal and other Leipzig attractions using our handy Leipzig tourist route planner.
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  • Informative heritage and history lesson. A must on a visit to Leipzig. Its small museum with miniature representation of the battle is included in the ticket. A lift is available up to about average height, the rest must be climbed on foot. Worth seeing is also the 'underground', you should not omit views down to the Foundation, the vault there are equally impressive as the upper.
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  • It seems mysterious, if one runs from the parking lot on the monument. It appears a bit in a different world. If even the corridors and stairs are very close to the top a rise to views of the city and the surrounding area worth to enjoy.
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  • Great views over the city from the top. It is a lot of climbing to get up there! Overall a very impressive monument. However at €8 it is also expensive for what you get.