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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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  • huge building from the quarry of beucha.gewaltiger levels climb up to the observation deck. on foot you can see the old Exhibition Centre in the city.
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  • To visit, impressive ... Better in the summer but still nice just the same. huge statues, inside and outside, the park opposite is beautiful
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  • Definitely worth visiting. A museum there also, both very interesting. A souvenir shop and cafe next door and the Volkerschlachtdenkmal is easy to get to by tram.