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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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A must in Leipzig

This is not only a monument, it is a tribute for all those who lost their lives in the "battle of nations". From Napoleon to Hitler, there is much history on this place making it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Heredia, Costa Rica
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This is not only a monument, it is a tribute for all those who lost their lives in the "battle of nations". From Napoleon to Hitler, there is much history on this place making it a real site of remembrance. Getting here from Leipzig's Hauptbahnhof is an easy ride on the Tram #15 and the stop is just in front... More 

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Newark, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I reviewed this under its English name. This is the monument for the Battle of Nations. This was a terrible battle, a terrible war, the first modern battle, according to some. It is not beautiful. It is not peaceful. It IS there to remind us of what happened on this spot.

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Mersin, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

wonderful monument. when you travel to Leipzig, you definitely must visit that monument. surely you do not want to leave there.

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

I'd put this as number 1 thing to do to leipzig. Incredible monument. so high and magnificent inside. Do not miss if you come to leipzig

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Way too bombastic and ugly for my taste, but nice to have seen it for a short while. Why does a monument cost entrance money?

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Wonderfull monument. Gives Leipzig nice authentic look. There are also a lot of parks near by, its definitely worth to get lost in there. Its sort of tourism meets chillin and nature kind of place

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Gottingen, Germany
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

A huge monument commemorating the Battle of Leipzig in 1813, during which over 100,000 people died in the defeat of Napoleon. Great statues and views of the city. They even have an elevator, in case you don't want to take the stairs. Well worth a visit!

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

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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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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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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