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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  • Beautiful landmarks and super views. In the base of the column is a very interesting exhibition history. Although it stands in the middle of a busy roundabout, very easily accessible through subways from all sides. The whole system is in very good condition, clean and nicely prepared. The rise within the column is long, but it is possible through several paragraphs with Sizugelegenheiten but also for unathletic people. Not for small children, because the stairs in the upper part is steep and fairly narrow. Note: Ascent only through stairs possible! There is no other remedy! Also to keep in mind that this place is very popular. It is quite above crowded and traffic jams occur. Admission is subject to a charge, but not very expensive.
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  • Driving from the airport to Berlin city centre this is one of the first impressive things that you see. It is a thing of wonder and has more to it than first appears. From a distance it looks like 'ju...  more »
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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.
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