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Volkerschlachtdenkmal

04299 Leipzig, Saxony, Germany (Zentrum)
49 341 8 78 04 71
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Ranked #11 of 74 attractions in Leipzig
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues
Description: Largest war memorial in Europe
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Rottnest Island, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

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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14 reviews 14 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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
3 helpful votes 3 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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Tiverton, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I'm not really into history but I was really glad we decided to buy tickets (6 Euros for an adult). The sheer scale of this monument is awesome and entry is very well organised. You buy tickets from the office beside the Denkmal (it's busy at weekends - better to go during the week if you can). You can choose... More

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London, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
15 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

An impressive sight, even if it is not exactly beautiful. The view across the water in later afternoon is particularly impressive with the full effect of sunlight striking the front of the structure. Admission currently costs six euros for adults, including both the monument and the small museum about the battle of nations (1813) that is located in one of... More

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Turin, Italy
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

I think this place is simply incredible, the pure essence of majesty. The huge statues looks mighty and peaceful at the same time, like charming giants, especially the big Archangel Michael that dominates the main entrance.

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SC and Oz
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43 reviews 43 reviews
37 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Easy to get to the monument is impossible to miss! While it is large there is a mirror lake in front that offers a nice reflection early in the morning. Additional work for a platform is currently on going but the structure is stll interesting to see and anyone who has military experience will enjoy investigating.

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Palencia, Spain
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

This is my favourite place in Leipzig, it's a must if you visit the city. It is quite different from the typical German monument, that's part of its charm. You can visit the grounds for free, but you'll need a ticket to enter it. The views from the top are incredible.

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