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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  • Perfectly in line with the Brandenburg Gate lies this column. It's a stunning piece of history that was previously located outside the Reichstag building. How they moved it is beyond me. I wouldn't pa...  more »
  • Cheapest and one of the best attractions in Berlin. Talk a walk down from the Brandenburg Gate past the Tier Garten. Then pay 2.50 euro to go right to the top. Amazing value.  more »
  • I visited Berlin in the period when we could expect, other than bad weather. But despite the sychravemu weather, we get our trip with my friends enjoyed to the fullest. In one day we passed (on foot!) Almost all the interesting sights in Berlin. Maybe we came on foot but it was worth it. From Berlin we all really just good feelings and this monument is one of the historically most interesting places you can visit there and see. Namely, you pay for it to come out on top but really the money I do not regret. After all, yet need to visit all the places and see what the most if you can. The view was interesting but it was so cold that I, frankly, are very neužila it but if the Sun is shining, so the views can be a lot prettier. But let's get to the negative side of things. the stairs to the top and when you go up and you feel close to su that vyplujete the soul of the mountain is a hill which rolls of people you have to uhybat. And when you finally find that you climb up there is completely crowded with people and life there is so little until you get the anxiety. And just at this point we only met the Slovaks from across our trip with us or who were reluctant to interject Berline a few words. so with the Germans we are impractical or impossible more than with our rodakmi from Slovakia and German we know about as much as the Chinese, quite sad. But the memory I recommend you visit!
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  • Best to come here by bus. You can then get to the column using the underpasses dotted around the feeder roads. This is a victory column to celebrate Germany becoming a nation in 1871. The column has been moved a couple of times and was also changed - heightened and the base widened - by Speer who was the architect for the Third Reich. Worth a visit. You can climb for a fee.
  • The Victory Column is one of the most attractions places in Berlin. The viewing platform is set directly below the figure of the goddess – at the top of a spiral staircase of 285 steps.The staircase are narrow as its approaches the top, this climb needs a reasonable level of fitness and there is nothing to do or to feel for the faint hearted. I loved the view from around 51 metres up is well worth it. This is a wonderful example of the architecture one can expect to find throughout such a historic city such as Berlin. enjoy the view.
  • Impressive monument. We actually came by car as we couldn’t walk there from the Brandenburg Gate. It’s worth a visit. There is a very big park close by. If you have time and energy you can explore the park too.
  • Just 1 km away from Brandenburg gate. There is a very nice boulevard in that 1 kilometre distance that I walked. There is a entrance ticket of 3 euros and it's definitely worth that amount for the things you can see. This is a very tall tower and its kind of difficult to climb the circular shaped steps and be aware of you have knee problems or any leg problems. You get a very nice 360 degree view from the top O think that covers a greater area of Berlin. There are large amount of historical artifacts and building structure models for display inside the tower.
  • The most extreme experience to climb up there. But worth it! For €3 per adult and €2 per child you can not only admire a wonderful view (after you make your way up and restore normal breathing) but also see a small but interesting exposition of models of the most iconic structures of Europe.
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