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Volkerschlachtdenkmal

04299 Leipzig, Saxony, Germany (Zentrum)
49 341 8 78 04 71
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Ranked #12 of 70 attractions in Leipzig
Type: Monuments/ Statues
Description: Largest war memorial in Europe
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London, United Kingdom
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194 reviews 194 reviews
114 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Monument to the 1813 battle of Leipzig it is a truly massive structure. The views from the top of the monument are excellent. You can save yourself quite a bit of puff by paying the extra and catching a lift to 2/3 of the way up so you only have to climb the last 150 or so steps

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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25 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

A very imposing sight to see. Renovations were almost done when I visited. It might be a good idea to go early, before it gets crowded, especially to experience the atmosphere in the central hall of the monument. A great view over the city from the top, if you are OK with braving the claustrophobic spiral staircases to the top.

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Council Bluffs, IA
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55 reviews 55 reviews
21 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

A fascinating place. First, the monument deserves nothing more than a giant neon swastika rotating on top of it - May have been dedicated before WWII, but it's the German version of Soviet Heroic architecture - Teutonic Heroic, perhaps, but definitely the type of thing the Nasty's would have LOVED! The history museum on the right (as you face the... More

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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

This is one of the places in the world where a photo will not do justice to the sheer scale of the monument. Happened on this almost by accident on the way out of Leipzig. So happy I did, absolutely amazing place.

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Castricum, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

If you see it in real life you can't imagine how big the statues on this monument are. It is an interesting place to see and the view is nice. However it is far away from the city centre if you walk it.

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Leipzig, Germany
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

It is a nice monument to visit in Leipzig. Nothing special but not bad. You can climb up to the top where there is a nice view.

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Magdeburg, Germany
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

I visited the Volkerschlachtdenkmal in January 2014. The monument is dedicated to the Battle of the Nations that took place in 1813, in which Napoleon was defeated. The monument is accessible by trams 15, 2 from the central station (HBF), get off at the "Volkerschlachtdenkmal" tram stop. The monument is only a short walk from the stop. The outside area... More

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Athens, Greece
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

I think it is the most ugly monument i ever saw but when you " travel " inside by elevators and stairs its impressive. You will pay extra 1 euro to take the second elevator to the top and you have to climb up 200 stairs to the top. The view off course is fantastic.

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Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Leipzig battle was the most important fight aginst Napolean. It is great to bring the kids there so they learn one of the most important page in our history. The memorial is easy to reach and easy to park. Family ticket offers very attractive price. I definitely recomend a visit for family with kids above 8

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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

There just could be more information and interpretive signs. There's plenty of room. I just felt that the whole thing was a missed opportunity. Everyone loves a great yarn but when visiting this place you don't want to reading it from a book. Come on folks! The people of Leipzig are super proud of the history connected with this monument.

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