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Volkerschlachtdenkmal

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Address: Strasse des 18. Oktober 100, 04299, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
Phone Number: 49 341 8 78 04 71
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Largest war memorial in Europe

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The battle of the nations between napoleon and the Russians in 1813 was surely one of a kind in those days. This is the tallest monument in Europe and a special one. If you're not... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The battle of the nations between napoleon and the Russians in 1813 was surely one of a kind in those days. This is the tallest monument in Europe and a special one. If you're not blown away by its outside appearance then go inside where the stairs are fit within the legs of some statues.

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Thank Julius G
Leipzig, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Volkerschlachtdenkmal serves supposedly two purposes. Firstly, it stands as a memorial to the fallen soldiers of the 1813 Battle of the Nations - the largest battle in europe until a century later, and a decisive defeat of Napoleon's Grande Armée. Secondly, its interior serves as a museum to the battle. In its capacity as a monument, the Denkmal is... More 

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Thank Chris A
Stuttgart, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I love this place, i used to go there with my friends and enjoy the view over Leipzig. It used to be Germany's hightest building. Leipzig is simply one of the best cities i lived in :)

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Cleveland, Oh
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

This is a monument to celebrate the victory of the allies, Prussian, Austrian, Swedes and Russian against Napoleon army. The battle which occurred 200 years ago was one of the larges in european history, lasted several days and involved more than 600 thousand soldiers. Napoleon army with about half of number of soldiers and guns almost won the first day... More 

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Thank marcopolo111
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Impressive building and views! Walk the long, long steps and see how Leipzig is situated. As it was December, we enjoyed a most beautiful sunset from above!

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Thank Eli67R
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

We have visited this monument a few times and our experience has improved every time, especially after its restoration in 2013. I've never seen another monument like this one. It's size alone makes it impressive and in addition to that it has many unique design features. The carved stones, giant figures inside and out make you feel like you've stepped... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

I recommend visiting the monument with the audio guide which costs only one Euro. The audio guide is lively and sometimes humorous. The statue at the entrance is really impressive and very cool! Be prepared to climb up to the top 'cause it may take some effort. This monument is definitely one of my favorite attractions in Leipzig.

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

This is a must visit when in Leipzig - the history is fascinating in itself but the grandness really impacts at nightime - highly recommended.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

While visiting Leipzig you should make a stop at one of it's iconic buildings which is a reminder of our past. Located around 10km outside from Leipzig city center it can be reached easily with tram and car. It takes you approx. 15mins, car park available and 2 tram stops which cater the historical site. You need to be in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015 via mobile

It's really huge and may be interesting not only for those who like historical sights. Its size makes quite an impression. Inside has very church - like feel to it, somber and reflective. It's far from the city center so view from the top doesn't allow to admire the details of the city but shows rather general area. it's nice... More 

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