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Volkerschlachtdenkmal

04299 Leipzig, Saxony, Germany (Zentrum)
49 341 8 78 04 71
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Ranked #11 of 76 attractions in Leipzig
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues
Description: Largest war memorial in Europe
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69 reviews 69 reviews
14 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Prague, Czech Republic
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67 reviews 67 reviews
53 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This monument is seriously the biggest monument I have ever seen (80m tall). I think it's really cool by itself (the outside and also the inside) and the view from the top is worth climbing all those stairs (The stairs are very steep and very very narrow). adult ticket is 6EUR

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

Have actually visited this before, back in 1997. Now, a year after it's centennial spruce up, the monument is looking pretty tidy as it's rid of its 20th century grime. The improvements are more than skin deep with the addition of a lift, that'll get you to almost the top. The last few flights are still controlled by traffic lights.... More

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Dundee, Scotland
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This was by far the biggest surprise of our trip to Leipzig. The other things we had come to see, however impressive, were much as expected. We came here just to fill in a couple of hours on a Sunday afternoon and were quite amazed. Beautiful it's not, but impressive it certainly is. The exterior is jaw-dropping in its scale... More

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Rottnest Island, Australia
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Do this when you are in Leipzig its worth it. A few stairs to climb but nothing to hard unless you are afraid of small spaces as it gets a bit tight at the top. The view is great. This truly a remarkable piece of engineering and a must to experience.

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Munich, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

An impressive piece of history which is well worth the short trip (15 minutes by tram) from the city centre.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

I didn't expect much from this when my friend told me about it but I am so glad I went to see it. The sheer size of the monument surprised me - I don't really know what I expected to be honest - and it was tranquil to look at with the water in front of it. I climbed up... More

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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We only heard of this monument from the staff in the Kildare pub and, my brother being a Napoleonic war buff, we decided to visit it. It is easily accessible by tram. The approach to the monument is impressive with the pool in front of it. There is a viewing platform inside the monument which gives excellent views over the... More

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Leipzig, Germany
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

It might not be a nice story behind it, but still it is an impressive building with a nice with and usually not too crowded. It is in the southern part of the city, parking space is available.

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