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Address: 04299 Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
Phone Number: 49 341 8 78 04 71
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Description: Largest war memorial in Europe

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Vertigo Here I Come

Do not miss this monument to nations. It is truly amazing. A train ride and walk with a local to get there so I can't give directions but I was gobsmacked to stand in front of its... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
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Brisbane, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

Do not miss this monument to nations. It is truly amazing. A train ride and walk with a local to get there so I can't give directions but I was gobsmacked to stand in front of its pyramid like proportions. We walked and walked through its interior which was somewhat of a cross between a museum, a castle and a... More 

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

very interesting tour. taking back in history shows the hardship of the people during the war. I went back the next day by bus to see leibzig from the top of the Denkmal. it was very cold but worth the efford.

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Chicago, Illinois
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

We took tram 15 out to the monument around dusk on a clear day. The views of the reflecting pond and the lights on the monument were stunning. Not crowded at all at that time of day. We did not climb it but walked around the two levels of paths encircling the pond. We got some breathtaking pics. Worth your... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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23 attraction reviews
190 helpful votes 190 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

The proportions of this structure are striking but the irony of completing in 1913 should not be lost.

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Oslo, Norway
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53 reviews 53 reviews
17 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

...not at least because of the gigantic proportions. One could quote the writer Joseph Roth ("Radetzky March"): "A meaningless giant, built to impress the watcher, but due to its share size impossible to watch!"

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Magdeburg, Germany
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The Volkerschlachtdenkmal (monument of the war of nation) is a breathtaking architecture. Although built by Germans but it has a clear Egyptian architectural influence. Situated 5/6 tram stations away from the central station, this place is a must watch for anyone visiting Leipzig. Entry ticket is 8 euros for adult and 6 euros for students. The museum nearby is also... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Huge monument, impressive just by its size, but also nice in terms of architecture. Worth a short visit if your near...

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New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We stopped by the monument on New Year's Eve, so it was closed for holiday, but we were able to walk around! It's and enormous and beautiful structure, worth a quick stop if you're in Leipzig.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Beside the tragic story behind the monument, you'll feel taken by the Spirit of the space it self! The music inside really helps you to go deep inside your mind and relax with the overwhelming wonderful experience! Make sure you take a banana with you Cuz you'll need the protein!

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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

It takes quite a climb to get to the top of the momument. It is a sad story behind the war. Thousands of soldiers died in the 1813 battle in Leipzig. However, I can't deny that the panorama view on the top is quite beautiful. I can directly see the achitectures in the surrounding area. By the way, it is... More 

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