Victory Column (Siegessaule)

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Victory Column (Siegessaule)

Victory Column (Siegessaule)
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9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
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The victory column was built in 1873 to celebrate Prussia's victory in the Franco-German War. It was moved to its present location in the Tiergarten in 1938. You can go to the top via 270 steps to see great views of Berlin.
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Neighborhood: Mitte (Borough)
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  • Bellevue • 8 min walk
  • Hansaplatz • 9 min walk
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RDCononver
Flanders, NJ1,079 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
The Victory Column was built to celebrate the Prussian victory over Denmark in 1864, by the time it was completed the relieves reflected three victories including Austria is 1866 and France in 1871. It also reflects the founding of Germany In 1871. It was moved to its present location in the Tiergarten by the Nazis in 1938 as part of their plan to redesign Berlin.

At one level it’s a simple monument, at another it’s the formation story of the German nation. Was more powerful than I expected.

If you are up to it I suggest paying the admission to the small museum chronicling German history and then climbing to the top for views of the Tiergarten, BrandenburgGate, Reichstag, and more. When finished look at some of the nearby monuments reflecting early German history. Very happy I visited, just wish the weather was better.
Written February 9, 2020
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Sachin0408
Varanasi, India936 contributions
Dec 2019
Built around 1870's and shfted to the current location of Tiergarten somewhere in 1920's the Victory Column is certainly a site not to be missed.

Right after the Brandeburg gate the Vicoty column is the next stop on the hop on hop off bus. Please ensue that you pay the entry fee of minimal 3 euros and climb atop the tower to get a mesmerising view of the Berlin city - You won't regret it.
Written January 12, 2020
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Eyekaytoo
Leverkusen, Germany2,118 contributions
Aug 2021
It's been a long time since I was last anywhere near the Victory Column in Berlin even though I have often driven around it over the last 40 odd years that I have been coming to this fascinating city. On this occasion, one Sunday afternoon back in August, we walked from the Reichstag through the Großer Tiergarten to the Siegessaule. I settled myself down on one of the park benches whilst the teenagers in my family walked through the tunnel to the column and then eventually climbed the stairs to the top. Maybe I should have gone with them but I was happy enough to admire the golden Greek goddess of Victory from below. The Berliners apparently refer to her as "Goldelse" - Golden Lizzy?
Written September 14, 2021
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EmeraldIsle1703
County Dublin, Ireland378 contributions
Mar 2022
Note to the staff: shouting on visitors is not a great way to make them feel welcome in your city and if they do not seem to understand German, shouting louder will not make them understand better.
We were there on Saturday March 5th at around lunch time and that is how we were attended, apparently the issue is we were not wearing the correct mask. We haven't been able to go inside which is no problem, it is just the way we have been attended.
Written March 7, 2022
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NickofSurrey
Surrey, UK653 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
Walked through the Tiergarten and came across this impressive monument to victory over Prussia in 1864, that was then topped with the 35 ton statute of the goddess Victoria after victory over Austria and France a few years later. It is in the middle of the roundabout but accessed via underpasses. Can walk the 285 steps to the top, where, for 3.50€, you have a fabulous view of Berlin at a fraction of the cost of the TV tower. On the downside, had to wheeze up the steps in a facemask which wasn't good, but they are passing places. There is an exhibition at the botton and a cafe with toilet across the road. Also nearby are three large statutes, the largest of which is of Bismark. Well worth a visit. I didn't notice any public transport here.
Written October 5, 2020
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craice
Hockley, UK360 contributions
Nov 2021 • Friends
Came here for a day trip and made our way up the column.
Nice little exhibit at the base of the tower and tells the story of how and when it was built/moved and extended.
Please be aware that there are lots of steps on a very tight spiral staircase. Not for the faint hearted.
Once at the top the views are fantastic but if your scarred of heights you may want to hold on tight.
Well worth the visit and only €3:50 to get in.
Would recommend for all.
Written November 19, 2021
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andycoldham
Crawley, UK825 contributions
Jul 2020
The victory tower celebrates the victory inn the Franco Prussian war. It is situated in the centre of the the Tiergarten. At 230 ft tall it towers over the local area and the huge female motif at the top is known locally as Golden lizzy. It is possible to climb the
stairs up the centre of the tower and whilst its just under 300 steps, visitors will welcome the three or four passing stages to get their breath back. It costs 3.5 euros to climb to the top offering fantastic routes over the park and all the way to the Brandenburg gate. Visitors will find its one of the cheapest towers in Berlin to climb.
Written July 25, 2020
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Huw85Thomas
79 contributions
Sep 2020 • Solo
Interesting and beautifully decorated column located in the Tiergarten. Access is from the four columned buildings at the corners of the roundabout (don’t try and cross the road) and you can climb to the top if you wish. If not just standing at the foot of the column will give you an idea off the scale and the motifs on the base depict military grandeur.

Bellevue Palace is a short walk and the Brandenburg Gate is a slightly longer walk directly to the east.
Written September 28, 2020
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Jan M
537 contributions
Aug 2021 • Friends
Ever since I saw videos of Love Parade festival did I want to see Siegessäule with my own eyes.

And it is worth it. To get there you need to go through the tunnel underneath the busy road. As you get out you are amazed by the magnificence if the landmark and especially by the golden statue of the goddess Victoria.

There is an exhibition on the ground floor but get ready to climb a lot of stairs afterwards. For the faint of heart there is an option to go to the lower section of the monument and admire the art on the tower. For the rest the way goes up.

The views from the top are amazing. Large and straight Berlin roads and streets, lots of lush greenery in summer time, distant views and hustle and bustle below your feet.

This is a must when you are in Berlin but keep in mind that there is no lift there.
Written August 5, 2021
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Mikael F
Helsinki, Finland23,765 contributions
Jul 2021
The Victory Column is one of Berlin's most famous landmarks.

The 67-meter-high column was made to commemorate the Prussian victory in the Second Schleswig War in 1864. It was unveiled in 1873.

Today, after one relocation, the column is located in the circular square called Grosser Stern along the Straße des 17. Jun that runs through the Tiergarten Park.

The monument is reachable using a pedestrian underpass. There is a museum on the pedestal of the column and at the top is an observation deck reached after 285 steps.
Written August 3, 2021
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