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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  • To reach the base of the victory column, you have to cross an underpass. To enter you must pay 3 EUR per person (April 2018). Inside there is an exhibition of scale models of various buildings in the world and then, after climbing a narrow spiral with 285 steps staircase, will reach the panoramic viewpoint, offering good views of the area. Recommended.
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  • W were an a sight seeing bus trip around the city and having decanted at the Brandenburg Gate, we proceeded to walk through Tiergarten on the way to this column. Even in the dull weather, the golden s...  more »
  • Located in the western part of the Tiergarten Park, at the end of the driveway on June 17, which leaves from the Brandenburg Gate, the victory column commemorating campaigns Prussian of 1864 (against Denmark), 1866 (against Austria) and 1870 (against France). 67 meters high, it is dominated by a statue of 8.30 m with the Greek goddess of victory, Victoria. It's a beautiful monument that can be seen from several parts of the city.
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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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