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Volkerschlachtdenkmal

04299 Leipzig, Saxony, Germany (Zentrum)
49 341 8 78 04 71
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Ranked #9 of 64 Attractions in Leipzig
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks
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Owner description: Largest war memorial in Europe

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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Each time I visit Leipzig, I'm drawn to the Battle of the Nations Monument. It's easy to get to by either Tram 15 or by car/motorbike (there's a large parking area close by). It's the sheer scale of the venue that you will be struck by. It's massive!! You won't quite realise how big it is until you are up... More

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Knew very little about this before visiting. Arriving in Leipzig you can't help but notice this very impressive monument as it towers above anything near it. We didn't have a lot of time to spend in Leipzig but decided such an enormous structure deserved a visit, and I must say it was well worth spending a few hours here. The... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This monument is breathtaking in its size. It is well worth a visit and climb to the top. There are lifts to access much of it, but the last section to the top is via narrow stairs. Would suggest some of the stair wells at the top are a little narrow and confined for anyone suffering from claustrophobia. The media... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I was not prepared for just how vast this monument is. Short tram trip from the city centre. Small fee to enter. Lots of stairs to climb (there is a lift to some levels). Great views of Leipzig from the top.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

The 1st thing that struck me about the monument to the Battle of nations was the sheer size of it. It's massive. Defo worth paying the ,oney to go inside and have a look around and going to the roof and seeing Leipzig from up top.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I wasn't expecting much from this monument and it totally blew my expectations away! It looked majestic from the outside but the crypt and hall inside were even more captivating with the giant statues. Climb all the way up( its a lityle challenging) you'll get a nice view of Leipzig. Museum also included in the price!

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Drachtstercompagnie
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We visited this during the "Stadtrundfahrt". The Volkerschlagdenmal is huge, really enormous statue located not far fom the city center.

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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

What an impressive monument! I'd have loved to see it also in the night with the lights but being summer, it's not dark even until 9 PM! May be some other time :-). I was a bit tired so didn't venture climbing up. The sculptures are pretty impressive and it was nice to see them in all their glory in... More

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Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The monument itself is more large than pretty, but offers nice views from the top (take the elevator!). Interesting short movie. The small museum on the right hand side of the entrance is quite interesting and should not be missed. Renovation of the surroundings is needed, but in process.

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Miami, Florida, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We were there last year, it was impressive and massive. The inside is like going into another world. If you go up the tower make sure you are not afraid of heights, the inside is hollow and you look straight down. A bit unnverving for me but the rest of the family loved it. Well worth the stop.

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