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Volkerschlachtdenkmal, Leipzig

Categories: Monuments, Tourist Spots
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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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  • It is a magnificent monument. You can take great photos from various points, an example of architecture during the period of the Kaiser Guillermo II. It celebrates the battle of Leipzig in 1813 and was completed in 1913 to commemorate the 100 of that war; in this the Napoleonic troops faced a coalition of Nations (Prussia, Russia, Sweden and Austria). It is noteworthy that there were Germans fighting on both sides, since Napoleon's troops included Germans from the left bank of the Rhine, occupied by the French, as well as the Confederation of the Rhine, due to compulsory enlistment. The monument commemorates the defeat of Napoleon at Leipzig, in addition, honoring the dead of all nations involved, not only to German soldiers. It celebrates all the soldier of several Nations, not just Germans,
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  • It's a nice monument about 15 minutes from city centre (Leipzig Markt) - You can take a metro / S Bahn. 
  • A pleasant surprise, a huge monument, with a very good internal structure. Have a video room where one can know the history of the construction of the monument and the importance of the battle that he honors. Easy access to subway.
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