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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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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: Largest war memorial in Europe

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Unique monumental mausoleum

Impressive must-to-visit monument just outside Leipzig - it's easily reachable by tram and bus. It was completed for the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Nations in order to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Impressive must-to-visit monument just outside Leipzig - it's easily reachable by tram and bus. It was completed for the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Nations in order to commemorate Napoleon's defeat in Leipzig, and it is one of the biggest monuments in Europe. Inside there's a sort of holy area with giant sleepy figures and from top you can... More 

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

A historical monument for the Battle of the People! It's far from the city centre but it's worth going! There is a museum there as well and I think you can climb up this thing, but it's not free!

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Graz, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

It is very difficult sometimes to stand in front of monuments to the fallen of past battles and be inspired and humbled at the same time; but this huge works has the power to do just that. Built to open in 1913, one hundred years after the huge battle it commemorates , the sheer scale takes your breath away from... More 

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Muscat, Oman
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Very nice attraction...from far it looks small and when u go near its very tall....u can see almost whole city from top....great construction representing old history....dont miss it if u visit Leipzig

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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This monument to commemorate the great Battle of Nations is accessible with a city tour bus trip, they usually let you take a few pictures at this point. The colossal solid stone monument is impressive even in a distance, you may also climb to the top inside. The history around its construction in 1913 (to commemorate 100 years of the... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This enormous structure was built to commemorate the Prussian Russian Austrian and Swedish coalition victory against Napoleon's forces in 1813 which marked the beginning of the end for him. As well as the sheer scale of the exterior, the interior is similarly breathtaking in a monolithic fashion. Good views from the top - there is a lift most of the... More 

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Castellon de la Plana, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

If you want a change of Leipzig historical old town, I totally recommend a visit to this place. Build at the beginning of the XX century, but in a style that tries to imitate the Romanic of the middle ages, has an esthetic that seems borrowed for the Lord of the Rings movie.

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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This monument to the Battle of the Nations in 1813 when Napoloean was defeated, is amazingly interesting and absolutely huge. Don't miss it.

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pasadena
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

The interest factor just wasn't there for me. We had seen so many monuments and structures in Europe that this one was just one more offering no unique qualities.

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Delft, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

I really didn't expect to be this big/grandiose. It is fascinating; not just the outside but also the inside part of the monument. A must see in Leipzig.

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